The Twenty-First Century

Rabbit Hole [2010]

Emotionally uplifting  movie (based on a play) about a married couple (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) whose world is forever changed when their young son is killed by a car. The wife tries to deal with the matter by redifining her own existence; she finds refuge in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic artist, who also happens to be the driver of the car that killed her son. Meanwhile, the husband finds himself more and more immersed in the past, seeking refuge in a woman who seems to offer him something his wife was unable to give. Let’s deal with the elephant in the room right away: “Rabbit Hole” might not appeal to an audience seeking something light and funny. It’s a sad, emotional, grieving movie, and you should know what you’re getting yourself into before you decide to watch it. But if you’re patient viewer who doesn’t mind something different every once in a while, then you’ll find it to be a fascinating tale of life and death that doesn’t try too hard to be original, but still succeeds in being moving and thought provoking. Nicole Kidman is terrific, but not without the support of Aaron Eckhart, who gives one of the best performances of his career aswell. This is oscar material, and I highly recommend it.

Rating: 3/4

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