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In The Bedroom
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 65 (Oct 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston & Marisa Tomei

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26065
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some violence and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/13/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Todd Field
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the quiet Maine town of Camden, young Frank Fowler (Stahl) is spending the summer before college with Natalie Strout (Tomei), a single mother 10 years his senior. While his father (Wilkinson) trusts that Frank is old enough to make his own decisions, his mother (Spacek) is less than happy about whom her son is spending time with

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture with sharp and detailed images, and nicely balanced shadow delineation and contrast. Colors exhibit natural saturation, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The courtroom scenes have a slightly blue appearance, conveying a cold feeling. Some minor film grain is revealed from the source element, as are a few artifacts. Edge enhancement can be a problem, but pixelization is only occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

Considering the genre for this film, the Dolby