Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole
Number of Nominations: 1
Categories: Best Actress (Nicole Kidman)
Availability in US: DVD, Blu-ray
Trailer: Click for Trailer
Rabbit Hole is the story of a married couple, Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart), coping with the loss of their four-year-old son. Becca starts following, and later talking to, the boy who accidentally hit their son with a car to try and bring some closure, while Howie finds his own ways to try and cope.

By now we're all pretty used to Nicole Kidman's talent. We've been watching her, for years, take on challenging roles and master them. This is not one of those roles; something here feels stale, like we've seen it before. Don't get me wrong: Kidman is as good as ever, but there's nothing new or innovative in either the film or her performance. The characters in the film don't seem to make much progress in their grief, and the film as a whole feels empty because of it. Still, competent performances from all involved, including Sandra Oh as a friend from the couple's group therapy, help make this film watchable.
Grade: B

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