Marvin's Room

Marvin's Room


A man who had a stroke 17 years ago is left incapacitated and bed-ridden. He has been cared for by his daughter Bessie, and totally ignored by his other daughter, Lee, who moved to Ohio with her husband 20 years ago and has never contacted her family. Now, however, Bessie's doctor has informed her that she has leukemia and needs a cone marrow transplant and she turns to her sister for help. Lee, in turn, turns to her son Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), who has been committed to a mental institution for setting fire to his mother's house. When Lee finds that she may have to take over her father's care, she at first begins shopping around for nursing homes. Eventually, however, the once-estranged family grows close...

Rated PG-13

Directed by Jerry Zaks
Written by Scott McPherson
John Guare[1]
Starring Meryl Streep
Leonardo DiCaprio
Diane Keaton
Robert De Niro
Music by Rachel Portman
Cinematography Piotr SobociƄski
Editing by Jim Clark
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Leonardo plays Hank, a kid that set his mom's house on fire.

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