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Rabbit Hole (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

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(screenplay), (based on his play: "Rabbit Hole")
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Becca
... Howie
... Nat
... Jason
... Izzy
... Gabby
... Auggie
... Rick
... Kevin
... Craig
Roberta Wallach ... Rhonda
... Peg
... Donna
... Ana
Colin Mitchell ... Sam
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Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate. Written by Anonymous

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Love will get you through. See more »

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some drug use and language | See all certifications »

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28 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado del corazón  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,778, 19 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,229,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,129,058
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1.85 : 1
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Filming took 28 days. See more »

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When Rick and Howie are in the locker room, Rick's left shirt sleeve changes a few times between being down and folded up. See more »

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Peg: Becca? Becca?
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References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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What Do You Know
Written by Jason Turton
Performed by Beatphreak
Courtesy of Jack To Phono Records
By arrangement with Steel Synch
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Slow and stagy, but also devastating and superbly acted.
26 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Recently I saw Rabbit Hole, a drama that centers on a married couple that includes Becca (Played by Nicole Kidman), and Howie (Played by Aaron Eckhart), who are going through a tough time. It's been eight months since their child, Danny, was unexpectedly killed after he was hit by a car. They also go through tough times with Becca's family, a young boy she begins having conversations with, and a veteran of their support group (Played by Sandra Oh).

The film is not always highly ambitious, but it's a slow burning, devastating experience. The film is written by David Lindsay-Abbaire, and based on his stage play. He writes the film with a realistic touch, and words it oh so finely. Themes of emotional hardships, and desire to block out the past are very much so explored within the film. Still, as thoughtful as the writing and direction may be, the film can't help but feel stagy at points, and a tad distracted.

Regardless, I recommend seeing it, if only to behold the performances of Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Their performances are brimming with heart, and they infuse genuine heartbreak, anger, and joy (What little there is) into their performances. They give us gripping and memorable portrayals of sorrow and regret.

Sure, I'm not too fond of a few things, but I still liked Rabbit Hole. I give it *** out of ****


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