Marvin's Room

$12m

DBO
PG-13 1996 98 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie stayed home to look after their bedridden father, Marvin. Lee has troubles of her own, including her mischievous son Hank, who has a knack for burning down the neighborhood when she's not looking. Seventeen years since her last visit, and after an unexpected call from Bessie, Lee's packs up Hank and his younger brother Charlie for the trip home.

Credits

Awards

1997 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Drama

1997 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Leading Role

Featured Clips

Marvin's Room - A Lot of Blood

Marvin's Room - A Lot of Blood

Bessie nervously awaits a series of tests for what could be a simple vitamin deficiency or something much worse. In this scene: Bessie (Diane Keaton), Dr. Wally (Robert De Niro)

Marvin's Room - It's Not Good News

Marvin's Room - It's Not Good News

Lee gets a call with bad news from her estranged sister Bessie and must take her son Hank out of the mental institution to go to Florida. In this scene: Dr. Wally (Robert De Niro), Lee (Meryl Streep), Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Marvin's Room - Sisters

Marvin's Room - Sisters

Lee and Bessie awkwardly reunite after almost 20 years without seeing each other. In this scene: Lee (Meryl Streep), Bessie (Diane Keaton)

Marvin's Room - Tall Tales

Marvin's Room - Tall Tales

Bessie tries to get the truth out of Hank. In this scene: Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), Bessie (Diane Keaton)

Marvin's Room - Grown Up

Marvin's Room - Grown Up

Bessie makes an effort to get to know her troubled nephew Hank. In this scene: Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), Bessie (Diane Keaton)

Marvin's Room - Nice Enough

Marvin's Room - Nice Enough

Hank and Bessie take a trip to the beach, where he tries to learn more about his father and gives her a surprise. In this scene: Bessie (Diane Keaton), Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Marvin's Room - Resentment

Marvin's Room - Resentment

Both of the sisters resent the other for the life choices she made. In this scene: Lee (Meryl Streep), Bessie (Diane Keaton), Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Marvin's Room - The Visit

Marvin's Room - The Visit

Lee begrugingly meets with her disturbed son Hank's therapist at the mental institution he was committed to after burning down her house. In this scene: Lee (Meryl Streep), Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Marvin's Room - Nephews

Marvin's Room - Nephews

After a slight hold-up, Bessie finally meets her nephews for the first time. In this scene: Lee (Meryl Streep), Bessie (Diane Keaton), Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), Ruth (Gwen Verdon)

Now Playing: Marvin's Room - A Lot of Blood
Starring: Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Bessie nervously awaits a series of tests for what could be a simple vitamin deficiency or something much worse. In this scene: Bessie (Diane Keaton), Dr. Wally (Robert De Niro)