Movie review from the desk of The Movie Snob
Rabbit Hole (B+). This movie is a portrait of grief. Nicole Kidman (Nine) and Aaron Eckhart (Love Happens) play a married couple, Becca and Howie, whose 4-year-old son was killed in an auto accident eight months before the movie begins. Although Howie seems to be functioning more or less normally, Becca is a total mess. She gets sick of the “God talk” at their grief-support group and quits. She complains that one of her friends had not spoken to her since the tragedy, but she’s apt to go off on anyone who tries to speak a consoling word to her. That includes her mom (Dianne Wiest, Dan in Real Life), who compares Becca’s son to her own deceased son Arthur once too often. It’s no pick-me-up, but it’s a well-made movie. Kidman got a Golden-Globe nomination for her performance, which had to be rough on her since she’s a new mom herself.