Rabbit Hole (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on a play by david lindsay-abaire.

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 220028539
UPC 031398133773
UPC 14 00031398133773
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/23/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Couples
Death
Family Interaction
Live-Action
Marriage
Parents
Relationships
Editors Note
Note After finding success in the indie arena with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and SHORTBUS, John Cameron Mitchell directs some of Hollywood?s biggest names with this drama. RABBIT HOLE stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a married couple whose lives and relationship are shattered by the accidental death of their son. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, Mitchell?s film also stars Dianne Wiest and Tammy Blanchard.
Reviews
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 - "A superlative adaptation....RABBIT HOLE takes grim subject matter -- the sudden death of a young married couple's 4 year old son -- and gives it depth, emotion and surprising layers of humor." 11/15/2010
Entertainment Weekly "[RABBIT HOLE] has dialogue that sears, but the canniest thing about it is that it carves shrewd and lively dramatic arcs out of souls who are too damaged to feel their own feelings." -- Grade: B 12/08/2010
Los Angeles Times "[I]t is Kidman we want to watch most of all. When she is distraught and in pain, we can feel it, underlining how satisfying it is to see this actress take on a role that makes such good use of her great gift for naturalistic acting." 12/17/2010
Wall Street Journal "Nicole Kidman places the bereaved heroine of RABBIT HOLE in a nether land between life and not-quite-life. Her beautiful performance transcends the specifics of the script..." 12/17/2010
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Nicole Kidman is just astonishing in RABBIT HOLE -- subtle, fierce, brutally funny, tender when you least expect it, and battered by the feelings that hit her when she forgets to duck." 12/17/2010
USA Today "RABBIT HOLE is a finely tuned portrait of grief that takes its time unfolding, much like the actual process of mourning....Nicole Kidman does some of her best, most nuanced work..." 12/17/2010
A.V. Club "The plainness serves it, keeping the focus on the exceptional performances and the way grief keeps breaking through into everyday life at unexpected moments." -- Grade: A- 12/16/2010
Movieline "[I]t's filled with delicately calibrated performances and nuanced moments of connection and disaffection..." 12/15/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "RABBIT HOLE is entertaining and surprisingly amusing, under the circumstances....Its humor comes, as the best does, from an acute observation of human nature." 12/22/2010
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] lucid, tough, deeply sensitive examination of emotional fortitude." 12/25/2010
Sight and Sound "As an auteur work, RABBIT HOLE is interesting....It's a brave -- and honest -- film..." 02/01/2011
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "RABBIT HOLE's a wrenching celluloid therapy session, but one leavened with unexpected humour and searing exchanges that ripple with insight. Kidman is on blistering form..." 03/01/2011
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a very subtle study of marriage under extreme strain....Directed with surprising restraint..." 03/01/2011
Directors
John Cameron Mitchell
Actors
Nicole Kidman
Aaron Eckhart
Cast & Crew
Nicole Kidman - Star
Aaron Eckhart - Star
Dianne Wiest - Star
Tammy Blanchard - Star
David Lindsay-Abaire - Source Writer
Nicole Kidman - Producer
Per Saari - Producer
Leslie Urdang - Producer
Dean Vanech - Producer
Gigi Pritzker - Producer
John Cameron Mitchell - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00031398133773
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  
Awards
Independent Spirit (2011) Aaron Eckhart, Nominee, Best Male Lead,David Lindsay-Abaire, Nominee, Best Screenplay,John Cameron Mitchell, Nominee, Best Director,Nicole Kidman, Nominee, Best Female Lead
Oscar (2011) Nicole Kidman, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2011) Nicole Kidman, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (2011) Nicole Kidman, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Reviews
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Nicole Kidman is just astonishing in Rabbit Hole ? subtle, fierce, brutally funny, tender when you least expect it, and battered by the feelings that hit her when she forgets to duck...It's a rough road, and director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) doesn't smooth the ride with glib good intentions. This haunting and hypnotic movie blinks back tears in favor of taking on the world, not running from it. Becca hilariously skewers the hypocrisy she finds in grief therapy and harangues her mother (Dianne Wiest), who lost a grown son, for comparing her sorrow to Becca's. Mitchell directs with remarkable skill and compassion without ever going soft on the characters. Kidman, doing her best work in years, just comes at you. Her final scene with the splendid Wiest, who builds her character with uncommon feeling, is devastating. So is the movie. It takes a piece out of you.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The film is in a better state of mind than its characters. Its humor comes, as the best humor does, from an acute observation of human nature. We have known people something like this. We smile in recognition.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post ...a lucid, tough, deeply sensitive examination of emotional fortitude.
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer Wrenching, poignant, and quietly healing.
Claudia Puig, USA Today ...a finely tuned portrait of grief that takes its time unfolding...
James Berardinelli's ReelViews Uncompromising, painful, and at times difficult to watch, this movie lays bare more than a few raw nerves.

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