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A Made for Lifetime movie
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written by WZoller August 3, 2004 - 9:53 AM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Slow developing plot, well-acted. You may disagree with the ending, but would you do the same in a similar situation?

Subtle and Satisfying
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written by squad June 21, 2004 - 7:47 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I rented this film because I am from Maine and because I like Marisa Tomei. Otherwise I tend to avoid "name" Hollywood actors, preferring foreign and independent films. The film is true to the location, though I had to laugh when Sissy Spacek is seen reading a book in bed about artist, Andrew Wyeth, as if that would be typical. Maine really is that beautiful, especially Camden. Because of my ear for Maine speech, at first I was grimacing until I was inspired to set the audio to French dubbing with English subtitles. After that I was able to enjoy the film. The story itself is very satisfying and plausible. Maine's system of justice is very civilized. We have a low prison population, however as the film truly depicts this can be maddening. The soft-spoken physician has a past, indicated by his license plate (watch the plates, somewhat of an idee fixe for this film). His past (which is never directly spoken, you have to figure it out) contributes significantly to the satisfying outcome. If you can suspend the stench of Hollywood and pretend that this is a foreign film as I did, this is really a tasty little film, very psychologically subtle. The actions and characters of the principles are quite complex and very human. There is a strong undercurrent in these waters, but you have to know where to look, and I have given some hints here.

It's easy to find this movie slow, and hard not to appreciate its purposeful slowness.
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written by robertcha July 24, 2003 - 5:57 PM PDT
5 out of 9 members found this review helpful
The initial plot-twist (I won't reveal it here) completely changes the tone and the style of the movie. In the Bedroom is a very emotional and an unconventional film.
Expect a very well acted, and beautifully filmed movie. Todd Field worked with Stanley Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut, and it's obvious to see the influences, especially in cinematography.

"In the TRASH"
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written by lotusnug June 1, 2003 - 3:31 AM PDT
3 out of 16 members found this review helpful
That's the only place this film belongs. Acting, script, pace are all unbelievably slow and boring. What was the academy smoking when it gave this film it's nominations??
This film will make you scream in frustration. A true example of an exercise in pain. I am only writing this in hopes to save some unlucky viewers who were tempted by all those glitzy nominations. Veer away!! As most bashers of this film have said before me, it is just an over long TV Hallmark movie. So true.

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