Rabbit Hole [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Rabbit Hole [2010]

Dealing with a loss of a loved ones is a very difficult thing and one of the worst events that a person can experience is a loss of a child. Rabbit Hole is a movie based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring  Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart and it deals with the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. It is simply amazing how the director managed to capture that heavy and intense atmosphere that enshrouds the family after such an event, and yet give it somewhat hopeful note. He takes us on a journey, down the rabbit hole where things are not so nice and pretty but realistic and difficult. Every person has their own idea of how to overcome the sorrow and pain, and here we witness the clash of two different personalities, and although it might not be pretty, it’s certainly worth watching. This is ultimately what the movies are about, showing us what happens when something happens without the inconvenience of us as protagonist. Perhaps best roles of two main actors also added more intensity to this film. And one more thing, this is not one of those movies that makes you feel like crap afterwards, but a movie that enriches you…

Becca and Howie are dealing with the loss of their child, each in their own way. It has been eight months now, and the memory of that event is still very vivid in their minds, although they try to go on with their normal, everyday activities, there is always something in the air. Something that will be always present, the question is how to look at it… While Howie is seemingly doing better than Becca, his pain is also present, and this combined with her decision to not let go is putting strains on their marriage.  The rest of the world is the same, people having fun, having menial problems, but two of them seem to be trapped in a rabbit hole and can’t (or won’t) get out. Is there a right way to deal with this situation, can someone be ever happy after something like this is up to you to find out.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Giancarlo Esposito, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh

Fun Facts: John Cameron Mitchell was attracted by the script, and by the personal fact that at 14, he lost his 10-year-old brother to a heart problem; “It was a sudden, unexpected event. It defined a family forever and recovering from it was something we’re still doing.”


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0935075/

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