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Marvin's Room
     

Marvin's Room

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Director: Jerry Zaks

Cast: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton

 

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A long-overdue homecoming sets the scene for humor and heartache in Miramax Home Entertainment's release of Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen, this disc offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Surround.

Overview

A long-overdue homecoming sets the scene for humor and heartache in Miramax Home Entertainment's release of Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen, this disc offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Surround.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Based on a highly successful off-Broadway play by Scott McPherson, this respectable film adaptation overcomes its familiar, TV-movie terrain to eventually become a heartfelt tribute to family ties and the prospect of death. In a wonderfully reversed casting scenario, Meryl Streep plays the cigarette-smoking, brash sibling of Diane Keaton, who is beautifully restrained as the older, quieter caretaker figure. Actually, the film is superbly cast all around, with Leonardo DiCaprio quite affecting in a supporting role, and Hume Cronyn providing a strong portrait of old age and mortality without having a word of dialogue in the entire picture. The film at times struggles to break out of its stagebound nature, but the high-caliber performances and sensitive direction by Broadway veteran Jerry Zaks lift it up considerably. Despite Streep's much-showier role, the Academy rightfully nominated co-star Keaton, for what might be her finest work to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1999
UPC:
0717951001429
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Dolby Surround; Chapter search

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Lee
Leonardo DiCaprio Hank
Diane Keaton Bessie
Robert De Niro Dr. Wally
Hume Cronyn Marvin
Gwen Verdon Ruth
Dan Hedaya Bob
Hal Scardino Charlie
Margo Martindale Dr. Charlotte
Cynthia Nixon Retirement Home Director
Chad Dowdell Delivery Guy (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Jerry Zaks Director
Todd Scott Brody Executive Producer
Jim Clark Editor
Robert De Niro Producer
Tracy Doyle Set Decoration/Design
Craig Gering Associate Producer
David Gropman Production Designer
John Guare Associate Producer
Scott McPherson Screenwriter
Danny Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Bonnie Palef Co-producer
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Peter Rogness Art Director
Jane Rosenthal Producer
Scott Rudin Producer
Adam Schroeder Co-producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Asst. Director
Piotr Sobocinski Cinematographer
Ilene Starger Casting
Lori Steinberg Executive Producer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
David Wisenievitz Co-producer

Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program start [:14]
2. Opening credits [3:18]
3. Doctor's office [9:59]
4. The psychiatrist [2:36]
5. A "visit" [4:20]
6. Dire request [9:41]
7. Returning home [11:28]
8. Toolbox [6:12]
9. Natural born driver [1:02]
10. At the beach [3:54]
11. Medical opinion [4:41]
12. Familiar reponsibilities [1:03]
13. Tall tales [8:13]
14. Makeover [9:44]
15. Illusion of the past [7:34]
16. Painful news [4:49]
17. No escaping [2:22]
18. Family resemblance [3:29]
19. End credits [3:25]

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Marvin's Room 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Good movie with good acting by Meryl, Diane and even Leo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a very poignant, beautifully acted movie! great actors, and a great, moving story line. one thing, though--marvin wasn't featured that much? so why call it marvin's room? oh well. very, very good!