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The Son's Room

Italian writer/director/producer/actor/you-name-it Nanni Moretti (Caro Diario) created this melancholy look at a middle-class European family shattered by personal tragedy. Sort of a companion piece to last year's Oscar-nominated drama In the Bedroom, this kitchen-sink weeper shows us how most families are far better at not dealing with their emotions. The film doesn't try to build to In the Bedroom's explosive climax, instead settling for a subtle progression of peaks and valleys. Some viewers will find the film too slow and colorless, but Moretti and his cast do a commendable job of expressing grief without dragging audience members around by their tearducts. 99 minutes