Rabbit Hole 2010

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(25) IMDb 7/10

Set in the suburbs of America, "RABBIT HOLE" tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, a married couple struggling to return to their everyday existence several months after the loss of their child. With their world tilted off of its axis, Becca and Howie embark on separate journeys, making increasingly unexpected choices that threaten to pull them apart.

Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

Rabbit Hole

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director John Cameron Mitchell
Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart
Supporting actors Sandra Oh, Jon Tenney, Dianne Wiest, Giancarlo Esposito, Miles Teller, Mike Doyle, Tammy Blanchard, Patricia Kalember
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Hazelnut on 1 May 2011
Format: DVD
We lost our daughter a year and a half ago and this movie really struck a chord with me. It very accurately portrayed some of the emotions and challenges faced by parents who lose a child, including differences in how mothers and fathers deal with grief and how this impacts their marriage. The script was obviously well researched and David Lindsay-Abaire deserves the accolades he received for the play. Nicole Kidman was also spectacular. I hope that this film helps friends, family and acquaintances of people who have lost children to better understand why bereaved parents behave the way they do and that they can use all of the support they can get.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Masters on 29 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
This was not an easy movie to watch, however in saying that, it is a movie that should be watched, by anyone and everyone, not just those who have had a child of theirs die. Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart are at their respective very best, I thought Aaron Eckharts role as SGT Nance in Battle Los Angles was his pinicle in acting, yet here he takes on a completly different role, that of a bereaved father, and lifts his acting ability into the rarified level of those actors who reach across time and roles to portray with excellence whatever they put their mind to. I won't go here into explaining the movie, others have done that well - all I will say is that if you have the opportunity to, watch this movie and make sure you have a tissue or hankie handy (yes, that means guys too). Persevere with this movie, there are some very emotional confronting scenes and others that just reach out and grab you. I'd rate this 8 - 8.5 out of 10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER on 17 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Rabbit Hole is a sensitive study of a couple who lose a child in a tragic accident. It manages to be more engrossing than depressing, perhaps because it is so well acted by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles. Both are extraordinary, which comes as no surprise in the case of Kidman (Becca) who has so often lit up the screen with her fine-tuned emotional depth. But she is perfectly matched by Eckhart (Howie) who is more contained, on the whole, but equally manages to get the note of a man whose life has been torn apart, trying to find some way back into the world of connection to others and a sense that life is worth living. Facially they are very complementary, his tense jaw and haunted features revealing as much as Kidman's more curved prettiness. Both are most striking even in the suburban setting (but with a beautiful expanse of water) and joyless frictions that keep on surfacing. The script takes you only so far but the actors fill in the gaps to create something fully achieved, almost a bit like Chekhov in its suggestion of the gulf between people, however much they may want to bridge the gap.

Becca and Howie go to a bereavement group where they meet another couple, and where he starts to smoke pot with the woman in secret and seems to be moving towards possible infidelity, she seeks out the boy who ran over their child, in an effort to find some release in contact with him. Fortunately he is a rather remarkable boy, so the latter part of the film pushes outwards like those big balloons that can change shape as they float off - whether this one bursts or stays aloft is a question that keeps you completely involved through to the last frames.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Kidman and Eckhart lost their son Danny 8 months ago as he ran into the street and got hit by a car. At first glance it appears the atheist Kidman is having more trouble coping with the loss as each parent copes with the loss in their own way, but they are on different time schedules. Early in the film Kidman's sister calls her in the middle of the night to pick her up at the police station. She was in a bar room fight with another girl. As it turns out, she is pregnant by a musician and the girl she fought with was his ex-gf, which he was still living with. At times the movie is a dark comedy.

At some point it becomes time to pack the memories away and get on with your life. Kidman reaches that point before Eckhart. She leaves group therapy and does her own therapy by talking to the teenage boy who accidentally killed her son. As it turns out it is good therapy for him, as he too must learn to cope with grief. Another awkward aspect of the grief situation is how relatives and neighbors respond to the grievers. As the movie points out there are no good ways, or at least it is a fine line few people can walk as some people try too hard to be there while others don't try enough.

In the movie "The Rabbit Hole" is the title of a comic book the teenage boy is creating. It becomes a metaphor for coping with grief as people create substitutes for their lost loved one, by visiting alternate realities in parallel universes, but they can never really go back because their love one is dead.

In addition to the comic book, Kidman gets advice from her mother. She tells her that you never get over the loss, but your feelings do change. It is like carrying a brick around in your pocket. You carry it around for so long, sometimes you forget it is there. Then you reach into your pocket for something, and suddenly there it is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Asmodeous on 2 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
A deeply moving film about a couple coping with the bereavement of their four year old son and the ways in which they try to get by. Dark and moving subject matter but very well handled and in places also darkly humorous in a touching and sensitive way. Very well acted by all concerned and tactfully done. Intelligent,thought provoking and insightful. I believe grieving families would benefiit from this film as it empathises with their loss in a respectful manner. Meanwhile insight is given to those who have not endured such loss to better understand the hurdles that must be overcome by a family mourning the loss of their child. It took me a long time to pick up the courage to watch this film as I feared the film would not do justice to the subject matter. In my view it handles it in a very touching and compassionate way . I agree with the other five star reviews and applaud all those who were involved in making this film the outstanding film it is.
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