Comment on Film
In The Bedroom is an astonishingly good thriller/character study that stays with you long after you've walked out of the theater. Sissy Spacek is exhilarating as Ruth, the New England broken hearted mother of Frank Fowler (Nick Stahl), whose romantic involvement with Natalie, played exceptionally by Marisa Tomei, turns devastatingly tragic.
I highly suggest you see the movie before proceeding with
this review. GO SEE IT RIGHT NOW. Or at least wait for the video or DVD.
It's that good. In The Bedroom is the best movie of the year.
Frank Fowler, a young man fresh out of college graduation,
returns home with an older hottie, Natalie (Marisa Tomei). Frank plays
with her two sons fathered by her estranged rich-boy husband Richard
(William Mapother, Tom Cruises cousin). Ruth feels bad vibes about Frank's
new lady. After all, she's 8 years older, has two kids, is still married,
(to an abusive piece of shit), and Frank is just out of college on the
way to graduate school. Matt seems proud and even envious of his son
regarding his conquest of this beautiful woman. He's almost amused by