Rabbit Hole

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.

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4 comments on “Rabbit Hole

  1. […] actors do a great job of conveying passion and heartache.  Another 2010 release I saw in 2011 was Rabbit Hole, a study of parental grief after the death of a child, and starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron […]

  2. […] the side.  He’s enlisted in a land-grab scheme by a slimy American played by Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole).  He falls in love with the slimy American’s fiancee, a sizzling blond named Chenault […]

  3. […] take on how teenagers really live nowadays, and I thought it really was quite good.  Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) plays Sutter Keely, a high school senior whose happy-go-lucky persona and live-for-now philosophy […]

  4. […] Buckley, son of famous right-wing journalist William F. Buckley, Jr.  Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole) is the chief lobbyist for the Academy of Tobacco Studies, the chief lobbying organ of Big Tobacco. […]

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