Bed of Roses (1996 film)

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Bed of Roses
Bed of roses.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Goldenberg
Produced byAllan Mindel
Denise Shaw[1]
Written byMichael Goldenberg
Music byMichael Convertino
CinematographyAdam Kimmel[1]
Edited byJane Kurson[1]
Distributed byNew Line Cinema[1]
Release date
January 26, 1996 (USA)
February 1, 1996 (Australia)
February 16, 1996 (UK)
Running time
87 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Box office$27,315,527

Bed of Roses is a 1996 romance film starring Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson. It is written and directed by Michael Goldenberg.[3]


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 loved Lisa 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, she presses the delivery man for information on who might have sent her the flowers. He says the sender wants to remain anonymous. Lisa asks her friends for names and visits the flower shop to no avail.

After getting to know each other better, he confesses that he sent them. Lewis (Christian Slater) runs a flower shop and often takes long walks through the neighborhood at night, trying to lose 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 each has emotional issues to resolve before their story can have a happy ending.



Rotten Tomatoes gives Bed of Roses a 20% critic rating and a 67% audience rating.[4]



1."Boom"Michael Convertino3:57
2."Tuesday"Michael Convertino3:03
3."Dream"Michael Convertino2:40
4."Independent Love Song"Scarlet3:50
5."Too Much Perfection"Michael Convertino1:45
6."I Looked Up"Michael Convertino2:57
7."Ice Cream"Sarah McLachlan2:46
8."In Winter"Michael Convertino1:51
9."Amelia and the King of Plants"Michael Convertino3:09
10."Family"Michael Convertino2:14
11."Wait"Michael Convertino1:58
12."Killing Time"Daniel O'Brien3:33
13."Nervous Heart"The Borrowers3:24
14."Snow Fell On Walter"Michael Convertino2:29
Total length:36:16


  1. ^ a b c d Jack Mathews (January 26, 1996). "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Bed of Roses' Could Use a Few Thorns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Roger Ebert (January 26, 1996). "Bed Of Roses Movie Review & Film Summary (1996)". Roger Ebert Online. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Janet Maslin (January 26, 1996). "Bed of Roses (1996) FILM REVIEW; Ms. Workaholic's Mr. Right". The New York Times. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bed of Roses".
  5. ^ "Bed of Roses (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)". iTunes. Retrieved January 14, 2015.

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