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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.

Drama
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