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Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate.
Recommended to me on my Lend me your Heart list (which can be found here)
This is one of those films that adds an extra dimension if you have children. It is a bleak film, with a tiny sparkle of hope, about grief, relationships and family and while it didn't completely satisfy on an artistic level, on an emotional level it affected me deeply.
Slowly but surely in the story we learn about the tragic accident that killed Kidman's and Eckart's son. We get to know all involved and how the couple deal with this tragic loss. Central in this narrative is the relationship of the parents, the strain it is under and the way it effects people around them.…
Zooming in on Becca and Howie’s (non)coping with the sudden death of their four-year-old, Rabbit Hole obviously deals with themes as grief, anger, sadness and pain, but its pivotal story arc - that of Nicole Kidman who projects her internal struggle on others - is simply about destruction. Even knowing the situation she’s in, it is hard to sympathise with her maniacal attitude, her downright rude behaviour and her inclination to seek confrontations with those around her, trying to give support. In real-life we’d collectively hate such a person of course, but on film it works so well as a perpetuator of the overall story! Especially since Kidman puts down a top-notch believable performance; although slight nuances could have helped…
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Your emotional response to Rabbit Hole will depend on your life experience. If you are a parent, this film will drain you emotionally.
As a father, Rabbit Hole is not an easy film to watch.
It's a film that I had to talk myself into watching. It would have been more difficult to watch it in 2010 when the film was released because my son would have been the same age as the character's in the movie.
Kidman, Eckhart, Oh, Wiest and then newcomer Teller all give wonderful performances.
As a parent how could you ever deal with the death of your child?
This is the whole crux of the story here as two grieving parents try to put their lives back together after their 4 year old is killed in a car accident. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart are the struggling couple desperately trying to keep their marriage together as they become more and more detached from each other. Group therapy helps Eckhart, but Kidman's psyche seems forever damaged as she retreats inwards and then eight months after the loss of her son she confronts the teenage driver who killed her son. Understanding he wasn't the cause of the tragedy but a victim of circumstance just like son…
Rabbit hole is a tough watch and most likely an experience never to have again but with phenomenal acting and a strong emotional core, thumbs up 👍
Rabbit Hole tells the story of a couple's grief when they tragically lose their son in an accident. With a sombre tone throughout, it is impossible not to feel disheartened and that is why this film is so engaging. It is so easy to believe and associate with Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) making Rabbit Hole so realistic, it's incredible.
Nicole Kidman’s performance is Oscar-worthy; her portrayal of a grief-stricken mother is very touching. Her seeming desperation to forget Danny existed, countered with Howie's inability to erase him from his mind, makes for a very emotional watch.
Rabbit Hole is very beautiful to watch and he frequent references God and Science means it caters to everyone's beliefs. The idea of a parallel universe is comforting, as Becca says, "Somewhere out there I'm having a good time."
I liked it. The cast felt right and despite the horrible story I liked it. What more can I say? For once Nicole Kidman did not feel fake at all!
It was an emotional film. Nicole Kidman carries the film, and gives a good performance.
Tonally inconsistent and flatly directed, but great performances from the cast save it.
nicole kidman should have never done that movie where she wears a prosthetic nose because every time i watch one of her movies i think "is this the one where she wears a fake nose?" and then i'm sitting there for 90 minutes staring at her nose trying to decipher if it's real or fake
Mich hat der Film nicht wirklich erreicht... das kann an fehlender Lebenserfahrung gelegen haben (man liest hier von Eltern, die den Film gesehen haben und von ihm emotional in 1000 Teile zerrissen werden), oder aber an den falschen Erwartungen, die ich hatte: beim Videothekenausverkauf für 2€ mitgenommen, nur aufgrund des Covers und der kurzen Beschreibung auf der Rückseite der Hülle. Und aufgrund dieser Beschreibung habe ich einen Psychothriller erwartet...das war möglicherweise mein Fehler :D
For Parents in particular it could be a real difficult watch. Despite the difficult subject, John Cameron Mitchell has directed it with subtlety. Kidman and Eckhart are both exceptional. A movie that proves that Kidman is definitely one of the finest actress of her generation.
Nicole, why would you go and make me cry?
John Cameron Mitchell treats this difficult subject with a sensitivity and honesty that feels real and never overblown. Tremendous performances from the entire cast, including a pre-Whiplash Miles Teller. Not date night material, unless the night is needing a heavy dose of catharsis.
75/100 - Mr Pink
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Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!