Marvin’s Room

17 Mar 1999

Director: Jerry Zaks



98 min

Estranged since their father’s first stroke some 17 years earlier, Lee (Meryl Streep) and Bessie (Diane Keaton) lead separate lives in separate states. Lee’s son, Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), finds himself committed to a mental institution after setting fire to his mother’s house. Marvin, the two women’s bedridden father, has “been dying for the past twenty years”. Bessie discovers that she has leukaemia and will die without a bone marrow transplant.