In the Bedroom
When a teenager's love affair with a single mother comes to a sudden and tragic end, the boy's parents must face their worst nightmare and embark on a dark and dangerous psychological journey.
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- Todd Field
- 2001 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama nominee
- 2002 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this complex and troubling film will be too intense for many teens. The movie's few violent scenes are graphic and wrenching. Family communication is minimal and searing. The film depicts domestic violence and implies, while not actually showing, that children witness the abuse. The characters' practically palpable grief will be too much for some young viewers, particularly those who may have lost a close relative or friend.
- Sexual Content
- No visible encounters, but off-screen sexual activity clearly implied.
- Most violence occurs off-screen, although the resulting wounds can be explicit, including, most graphically, a close-up of a face after it is shot.
- Strong language in several scenes.
- Social Behavior
- Characters resort to violence as revenge. Family members use extremely abusive and cruel language as main means of communication. A young college boy is involved with an older, separated-but-still-married mother of two children.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Sissy Spacek's character smokes constantly. Some references to possibility of alcoholism.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it