“Dad's dying. He's been doing it for about twenty years so I don't miss anything.”
“Marvin's Room” quotes(1996)
Plot – Lee lives in Ohio with her two sons. Hank is the eldest and has psychological problems, so he is locked up in an institution. One day Lee receives a phone call from Florida: her sister Bessie has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Bessie has never married and has devoted her life to take care of his dying father Marvin and the eccentric aunt Ruth. The two sisters haven't spoken to each other for more than 20 years and firstly they confront one another, then gradually they discover themselves back.
All actors – Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon, Kelly Ripa, John Callahan, Olga Merediz, Joe Lisi, Steve DuMouchel, Bitty Schram, Lizbeth MacKay, Helen Stenborg, Sally Parrish, Quintin Bennett, Phillip V. Caruso, Victor Garber, Andrea Leigh, L.A. Rothmanshow all
“Marvin's Room” Quotes 7 quotes
“Most of the time I just keep to myself. I think like what it would be like to be... someone else.”
“- Hank: There's this one dude on my floor, held a razor blade under his tongue for like 5 hours. He talked to the orderlies, he ate, everything.
- Bessie: Well, why on earth did he do that?
- Hank: He was trying to break my record.”
“- Bessie: I wish we could get along.
- Lee: We do get along.
- Bessie: No I know, but I mean really get along and be polite with one another.
- Lee: We're sisters.”
“- Bessie: Oh, Lee, I've been so lucky. I've been so lucky to have Dad and Ruth. I've had such love in my life. You know, I look back, and I've had such... such love.
- Lee: They love you very much.
- Bessie: No, that's not what I mean. No, no... I mean that I love them. I've been so lucky to have been able to love someone so much.”