Bed of Roses (1996 film)

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Bed of Roses
Bed of roses.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Goldenberg
Produced by Allan Mindel
Denise Shaw
Associate Producer:
Kim Moarefi
Michael Haley
Executive Producer:
Joseph Hartwick
Written by Michael Goldenberg
Starring Mary Stuart Masterson
Christian Slater
Music by Michael Convertino
Cinematography Adam Kimmel
Edited by Jane Kurson
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates January 26, 1996 (USA)
February 1, 1996 (Australia)
February 16, 1996 (UK)
Running time 87 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $19,030,691 (USA)[1]

Bed of Roses is a 1996 romance film that starred Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater. It was written and directed by Michael Goldenberg.


Lisa Walker (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a business executive who has gotten used to being alone but doesn't like it very much. She was abandoned by her birth parents, and then spent most of her childhood being raised by Stanley (S.A. Griffin), a foster father who never really loves Lisa (and it's implied that he molested her), after her adopted mother died. One day, Lisa gets word that Stanley has died; alone in her apartment, after attempting to feed her now dead pet fish, she breaks down and cries uncontrollably. The next day at work, Lisa gets an unexpected delivery of flowers from a secret admirer. Puzzled, Lisa presses the delivery man for information on who might have sent her the flowers, and he confesses—he sent them himself. Lewis (Christian Slater) runs a flower shop and often takes long walks through the neighborhood, trying to lose his memories of his deceased wife and child. He saw Lisa crying in her window and hoped the roses would cheer her up. Before long, Lisa and Lewis begin dating, but both have some emotional issues to resolve before their story can have a happy ending.


"The Right Place": Written by Mark Nevin, performed by Eddi Reader.

"Independent Love Song": Written by Cheryl Parker & Joe Youle, performed by Scarlet.

"Nervous Heart": Written by Mark Addison & Joe Zimmerman, performed by The Borrowers.

"Swan Song": Written and performed by Matthew Sweet.

"Insensitive": Written by Anne Loree, performed by Jann Arden.

"Killing Time": Written by Tina Harris & Daniel O'Brien, performed by Daniel O'Brien.

"Ice Cream": Written and performed by Sarah McLachlan.


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