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Marvin’s Room with Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton is the library film this Thursday

Posted on: September 15, 2012

The Murphy Library is showing Marvin’s Room, a 1997 film this Thursday, September 20, that reminds us what family is all about and that includes burning down the house.  Well-written with a superb cast who understand the quiet nuance of a turned head and a quick smile make all the difference in acting.

Starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn and Gwen Verdon.  Screenings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Rated PG-13.  Running time is 98 minutes. 

Sisters Lee (Meryl Streep) and Bessie (Diane Keaton) have not spoke in 17 years, ever since their father had a stroke.  Bessie stayed to care for their father and aunt and Lee left for another state with her new husband, who is now her ex.  She has her own problem, namely two sons, one of them a teenager (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is so full of anger he has just burned down their house.

Then Bessie’s doctor (Robert De Niro) contacts Lee to tell her Bessie has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant if a family member has a match.

Some scenes may look familiar, they were filmed at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, South Fernwood Rd, Rockledge, Florida, and the beach scene with Leonardo DiCaprio and Diane Keaton was made in Kissimmee, Florida.

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