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The Hours (2003)

6 Ratings: 2.8
Drama movie directed by Stephen Daldry

Delicate and hypnotic,The Hoursinterweaves three stories with remarkable skill: in the 1920s Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) grapples with her inner demons and slowly works on her novelMrs. Dalloway; in 1949 housewife Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) feels … see full wiki

Director: Stephen Daldry
2 reviews about The Hours (2003)
review by . June 26, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
After reading THE HOURS by Michael Cunningham I took a respite from reading, so very superb was his book that I didn't want to share brain space with anything else. Then seeing the film adaptation spurred me on to reading MRS DALLOWAY yet again. Now the DVD is out and I rank THE HOURS with my top five movie favorites. Cunningham's genius-quality response to Virginia Woolf's novel, MRS DALLOWAY, successfully admixes one day in the lives of three women from different times - Virginia Woolf in 1923 …
review by . March 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: beautiful, good acting     Cons: slow, obvious symbolism, unintentional melodrama, annoying cross-cutting     The Bottom Line: Throughout the ages, in England, LA, and NYC, being a woman is a real drag. Thanks to The Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper" for inspiring my title.     Maybe my expectations for The Hours were too high. With such a star-studded cast and so many award nominations, I was convinced that this film would …
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