Marvin's Room 1996
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Marvin's Room 1996
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Plot: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Story: 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...
Did you know: Hume Cronyn's final appearance in a theatrical film.
Release date: 8 February 1997
User Votes: 6.6
Countries: USA,
Genres: Drama,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 98 minutes
Oscars: None
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