Marvin's Room

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Released 1996

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Director:
Jerry Zaks
Released:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
Marvin's Room is a 1996 drama directed by Jerry Zaks. When rebellious Lee (Meryl Streep) leaves home and moves far away to pursue her own dreams, her sister, Bessie (Diane Keaton), has to stay behind and take care of their ailing father, Marvin (Hume Cronyn). Although Bessie does her job without complaining, she knows that she is going to need help when she discovers that she has cancer. Since her only hope of survival is if she receives a bone marrow transplant from a family member, she contacts Lee and asks her to come home. When Lee arrives, she brings along her two children, including 10-year-old Charlie (Hal Scardino) and her troubled older son, 17-year-old Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio). As the two sisters try to resolve their differences and learn to cope with Bessie's diagnosis, Bessie also tries to break through the tough exterior of Hank in order to connect with him.

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