Monday, January 17, 2011

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Director: John Cameron Mitchell. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh. 91 min. Rated PG-13. Drama.

I don't recall seeing such a tragic movie - ever. Yes, it's a tearjerker, but the emotional depth here is so profound, you'll sympathize with every minute to the core. Kidman and Eckhart play the grief-stricken parents of a recently lost 4-year old son, and there's no one to blame for the tragedy. The story slowly unfolds with astounding honesty, avoiding every cliche it could have fallen into, making the pain tangible as the characters cope with the devastation. It's just too real. And I can't imagine where we would be without Nicole Kidman.

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