Marvin's Room


Marvin's Room Review

This weepfest really pulls out all the stops: Not only is Meryl's sister (Diane Keaton) dying of leukemia, her dad's (Hume Cronyn) almost a vegatable, and her son's (Leonardo Dicaprio) a rotten pyromaniac. Poor Meryl. There's a lot of talent that elevates this being movie of the week material, but it's still hard to be thrilled by the melodratic histrionics, Leo or no. Family angst and reconciliation... bleargh. More than anything, though, I wonder who would want to go see the play this was based on?

Marvin's Room

Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 8th February 1997

Distributed by: Miramax Films

Production compaines: Miramax Films

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 39 Rotten: 10

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Bessie, as Lee, as Hank, as Marvin, as Marvin, as Ruth, as Charlie, as Bob, as Dr. Charlotte, as Retirement Home Director, as Coral