A New England couple, DR. MATT FOWLER (Tom Wilkinson) and RUTH (Sissy Spacek) enjoy a happy marriage and a good relationship with their college-aged son, FRANK (Nick Stahl). When Nick begins dating an older woman, NATALIE (Marisa Tomei), with two small children, a dangerous situation arises when her violent ex-husband tries to get her back. As disputes between sides escalate into tragedy, all those involved must confront their relationships with each other and the mistakes of the past.
DIRECTOR: Todd Field PRODUCER: Graham Leader
WRITER: Rob Festinger (Adapted from short story Killings by Andre Dubus)
STARRING: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Rick Stahl, Marisa Tomei
- Special Jury Prize at 2001 Sundance Film Festival
- Acquired by Miramax in 2002
- Golden Globe Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
- 5 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture