The tension between Matt and Ruth increases when they learn that the lack of an eyewitness to Frank's shooting means Richard will instead be charged with accidental manslaughter. Matt rolls over onto his back and pulls a band-aid from a finger he injured hauling traps.An argument erupts between the couple in which each one confronts the other. Ruth calls from the kitchen, "Matt, do you want coffee? Upon its release, the film received positive responses for its direction, script, and performances (notably Wilkinson and Spacek), garnering a 93% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 137 reviews with an average score of 7.9/10.Frank is about to begin post graduate school for architecture, but is having second-thoughts and considering staying in town to continue working as a fisherman and, more importantly, to be near Natalie.Natalie's ex-husband, Richard Strout (William Mapother), tries to find a way into his ex-wife and children's lives, going to increasingly violent lengths to get his intentions across to Natalie.Field has not only studied the masters of cinematic understatement, such as Ozu and Bergman, but that he fully understands their processes...Field's achievement is such a perfectly consummated marriage of intent and execution that he need never make another movie.
At the end of the film, Dodge pays a visit to Bill's place.
The title refers to the rear compartment of a lobster trap known as the "bedroom" and the fact that it can only hold up to two lobsters before they begin to turn on each other.
The film is set in the Mid-Coast town of Camden, Maine.
The performances of the actors made it really worthwhile.
Nick Stahl is a actor of a kind i expect to last long, and will be able move ahead in his career.