Marvin’s Room (1996)

Marvin’s Room (1996) is a Drama film directed by Jerry Zaks – Estranged since their father’s first stroke some 17 years earlier, Lee and Bessie lead separate lives in separate states. Lee’s son, Hank, finds himself committed to a mental institution after setting fire to his mother’s house. His younger brother, Charlie, seems unfazed by his brother’s eccentricities or his mother’s seeming disinterest. When Lee comes to the asylum to spring Hank for a week in Florida so that he can be tested as a possible bone marrow donor for Bessie, Hank is incredulous. “I didn’t even know you had a sister,” he says. “Remember, every Christmas, when I used to say ‘Well, looks like Aunt Bessie didn’t send us a card again this year?'” “Oh yeah,” Hank says. Meanwhile, Marvin, the two women’s bedridden father, has “been dying for the past twenty years.” “He’s doing it real slow so I don’t miss anything,” Bessie tells Dr. Wally. In Bessie’s regular doctor’s absence, it has fallen to Dr. Wally to inform Bessie that she has leukemia and will die without a bone marrow .. IMDB


Directed By – Jerry Zaks

Genre – Drama

Cast – Meryl Streep , Hume Cronyn , Leonardo DiCaprio , John Callahan , Diane Keaton , Robert De Niro , Olga Merediz , Steve DuMouchel , Gwen Verdon , Hal Scardino , Joe Lisi , Margo Martindale , Cynthia Nixon , Kelly Ripa , Dan Hedaya

In Theaters – 28 February 1997

Duration – 98 Minutes

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Taglines : Open your heart. There’s room.

Story Writers: Scott McPherson

Country: USA

Language: English

Production Company : Scott Rudin Productions , Tribeca Productions , Marvin Productions