In the Bedroom

2001 R 2h 10m DVD

In the Bedroom

2001 R 2h 10m DVD
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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.
Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston, Karen Allen, Frank T. Wells, W. Clapham Murray
Todd Field
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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