A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. Andre Dubus (story "Killings"), Robert Festinger (screenplay) (as Rob Festinger) Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl. In the Bedroom is a American independent crime tragedy film directed by Todd Field from a screenplay written by Field and Robert Festinger, based on the . The film involves love and violence, and even some thriller elements, but it is not about those things. Frank Fowler (Nick Stahl) is in love with Natalie Strout (Marisa Tomei). Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek) is a choral director at the local high school.
Critics Consensus: Expertly crafted and performed, In the Bedroom is a earned enthusiastic reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture (), this universally acclaimed film features Academy Award-winners Sissy Spacek (Best Actress.