|In The Bedroom|
|Writer||Todd Field, Robert Festinger|
|Starring||Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei|
|74th Academy Awards|
In The Bedroom is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus, whose short story Killings is the source material on which the screenplay, by Field and Robert Festinger, is based on. The film stars Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother. The title refers to the rear compartment of a lobster trap known as the "bedroom" and the fact that it can only hold up to two lobsters before they begin to turn on each other.
- Best Actor — Tom Wilkinson
- Best Actress — Sissy Spacek
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Rob Festinger, Todd Field
- Best Picture — Graham Leader, Ros Katz, Todd Field
- Best Supporting Actress — Marisa Tomei
The Fowlers are a normal family in Maine. Matt is the town doctor and loves to fish, his wife, Ruth, is the school's choir leader, and their son, Frank, is home from his first year of college. Frank is in love with Natalie, a young mother who isn't quite divorced yet from her ex-husband, Richard Strout, whose family runs the local cannery. It makes Richard's blood run cold to see his wife running around with another man. And soon, an unthinkable tragedy happens that will tear the Fowlers apart.