In the Bedroom

Synopsis: In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Todd Field
Production: Miramax Films
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 69 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

I love it here.

I know you do.

I can feel my life, you know?

...pitch to Aderberg, and fall over

the outside corner of the field.

He was expecting a home run.

Pryor didn't say anything.

- Morning, Dr. Fowler.

- Morning, Natalie.

- How you doing, boys?

- Great!

Hey, Duncan,

sure you don't wanna go?

- You wanna get in here?

- No, he wants to stay here.

Scootch up,

get in the middle there.

Come on.

- Bye, Dr. Fowler.

- Bye.

You don't wanna wave goodbye?

You don't wanna wave goodbye?

Sweetie, what do you

want for breakfast?


...WEPI, Red Sox Radio Network.

You've been listening

to Red Sox Replay.

The USS Camden repeat broadcast

of Boston Red Sox baseball...

has been brought to you by

George C. Hollison of Rockland...

in business in Midwest since 1940.

There you go.

Oh, boy!

You see what happened

to this poor fella?

- What?

- Well, look. He lost an arm.

The trap has nylon nets

called "heads".

Two side heads

to let the lobster crawl in.

And inside, what's called

a bedroom head holds the bait...

and keep him from escaping.

You know the old saying:

"Two's company, three's a crowd"?

Well, it's like that.

More than two of these in a bedroom

and something like that's happen.

That's why Frank can't leave

these traps for more than a day.

Dad. Show him this one.

Now, the older females,

like this old gal...

are the most dangerous especially

when they're growing berries.

- Berries?

- Yeah, eggs.

She can take out two males,

no problem.

That's when you get

a lobster you can't sell.

But this fine lady,

she has it easy...

because the state says

we have to let her go.

Okay, now...

you think you can handle this?

Are you sure?

Okay, go ahead.

Put him in the tank.


- Higher, higher!

- Higher!

I'll swing you higher.

- Is that high enough?

- Yep.

- Ruth hates these.

- What?

- I got the wrong kind of buns.

- Maybe we could borrow hers.

What I would give

to have back my youth.

Well, Willis,

you never had that in your youth.

You can go play.

Father, you made it.

If I don't get to see you fellas

here, I don't get to see you at all.

You want a beer?

No. I'm gonna go see if

you mom needs any help, okay?

All right, good luck.

Excuse me.

Can I help you with anything here?

- You can hand me that bowl, dear.

- Great.

- This one here?

- Yes, thank you.

I'm looking forward

to that concert on Labor Day.

The music's so unusual.

It's haunting, really.

It is, isn't it?

How did you learn about that...

- At Brown.

I did my thesis on

Eastern European folk music.

- I thought about becoming a teacher.

- Why didn't you?


- Yeah, what are you eating?

- Nothing.

- Is it good?

- Yeah.

Swing me, swing me!

Okay, I'll swing you, Dunc.

I'll be right back.

- So Mr. Strout mentioned you again.

- I'll bet he did.

Still talks about you. Says you're

the best can-packer he ever had.

Says you looked cute

in that hairnet.

Excuse me, boys. An offering.

Here, Father. Thank you.

That's what Charles Senior

is doing and...

Becky went to the hairdressing

academy after high school.

Of course, after she got married...

she decided she wanted to stay home

with the boys, you know.

She still loves doing hair, though.

Where do you go, Father?

I just go to Supercuts.

You can't request

the same girl at Supercuts.

The boys are having a great time.

It was good of you

to do this for them.

She hasn't brought them before cause

she's embarrassed. She shouldn't be.

I wish you hadn't put up

that monstrosity.

- We'll have to take it apart later.

- The swing?

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