Olympus Pictures, Blossom Films, Odd Lot Entertainment

Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, Stephen Mailer, Mike Doyle

Rabbit Hole is the story of a couple Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) whose lives are turned upside down at the sudden death of their young son, Danny. They both are grieving in their own way. Howie wants to keep things the way they are. He wants to keep pictures of Danny around the house, watches videos of young Danny, and attends a group therapy session with other parents who have had similar losses. Becca on the other hand wants to wipe out everything that reminds her of Danny. She even wants to sell the house and move away so she is not reminded. Neither can understand the other feels and this puts a major strain on their relationship with each other. Things get worse and worse. Howie’s eye wanders to someone who can help him with the things Becca cannot give him in her state, and Becca sets up a meeting and a friendship with the person who killed her son which is really strange and kind of creepy and something Howie could never handle.

This is a very sad and deep introspective movie. The pacing is slow and we get to watch as these two lives fall apart piece by piece. It is an interesting question of whether, if the two grieved in the same way, that they would have gotten through it together, but this film takes a look a two people who handle it completely opposite of each other. This makes for a hopeless situation where there is no way for them to survive. As each tries to sabotage the other, they are also hurting themselves as much. By the time it comes to an end you will feel very sorry for both of them, realizing nobody is right, and nobody is wrong. It’s just different.

This is an intense movie, but it is pretty good. Nicole and Aaron do a pretty good job of bringing their character to life, and it is very interesting, even if it is sad and discouraging. No one should have to go through this, but when they do, they have to look at every aspect of life, love, religion, and simple right and wrong to figure out how to live through it.

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