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Rabbit Hole (2010)

Director:
John Cameron Mitchell
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Rabbit Hole
RUNNING TIME
91 minutes
Producer:
Nicole Kidman
Leslie Urdang
Gigi Pritzker
Per Saari
Dean Vanech
Screenwriter (from his own play):
David Lindsay-Abaire


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Becca Corbett Nicole Kidman
Howie Corbett Aaron Eckhart
Nat, Becca's mother Dianne Wiest
Jason Miles Teller
Izzy, Becca's sister Tammy Blanchard
Gabby Sandra Oh
Auggie Giancarlo Esposito

 

Review

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play a couple who are in turmoil trying to deal with the accidental death of their 6-year old son. Miles Teller is the young man who hit the kid with his car. The film is well-meaning and at times poignant, with fine talents in the cast giving their all, but it also has an immature predictability to it that makes the film a semi-slave to the Hollywood grief process of self-help groups and throwing out clothes and toys. That being said, David Lindsay-Abaire's script (adapted from his own play) does successfully convey how there's always two aspects of everything, and whenever his ideas don't feel contrived (which they do with the Eckhart/Oh relation, but not with the layered Kidman/Wiest relation), Rabbit Hole is everything that a movie in this genre should be. You won't learn much, but you may be able to share Kidman and Eckhart's grief.

Copyright 8.6.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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