Summer time on the coast of Maine. In The Bedroom centres on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) is a doctor practising in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek), a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank (Nick Stahl), has become involved in a love affair with a local single mother (Marisa Tomei). As the beauty of this brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.
is the title of the story the movie is based on. Don't expect a killing spree, however. It starts fairly quiet, so patience is needed before you really realize what this is about. The movie title is quite misleading - maybe on purpose?! Great acting from well-known actors and an end which lets you wonder - as with many other independent films.