“In the Bedroom”

Paleo Retiree writes:


I hated this very literary 2001 vigilante picture, directed by Todd Field from a story by Andre Dubus. It’s immaculate and meticulous; full of grief, bleakness and quiet; and bristling with mythic overtones and unexpressed (but broadly hinted-at) emotions. Set in a small fishing town on the New England coast and embellished with lots of contrasts between upper-middle-class comfort and working-class harshness, it seemed as overwrought and pretentiously bad (in a tasteful, color-coordinated, upscale way) to me as “Affliction” and “Margot at the Wedding” did. It was a real critic’s darling, though, and many viewers have reported that they love it too. It’s available on Netflix as a DVD, and on Amazon Instant Video for $1.99.


About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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11 Responses to “In the Bedroom”

  1. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    Eff this movie.


  2. epiminondas says:

    I’m sure the ghost of Ingmar Bergman had something to do with this film. And it was probably bankrolled by Eli Lilly & Co (makers of Prozac).


  3. OK, at the risk of losing the respect of all y’all, I remember loving this movie when I saw it during its original run. In my defense, it was a dozen years ago and I was even stupider than I am now.


  4. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    BTW, it should be illegal to invoke a movie as awful as “Margot at the Wedding.” It should be like Godwin’s Law for movies.


  5. akell2013 says:

    I’m not alone! Thank you!


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