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  • May 16, 2011
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“Rabbit Hole” is a film about a couple who have recently lost a child in a tragic accident and are trying to figure out how to go on living.  I’m not sure who the target audience is for this film.  If you’ve just lost a child, I can’t imagine wanting to watch someone else go through what you’ve been through.  And if you haven’t, well, what’s the appeal of watching people suffer quietly for two hours?  Who picks this up at the video store and says, “hey, this looks like a fun way to spend our Friday evening?”

I’ll tell you who: fans of Nicole Kidman. And if you’re reading this review because you’re a Kidman fan, I’ll tell you right now, other reviewers will be more sympathetic.  Because the further into “Rabbit Hole” I got, the more I realized that I’m really not a Nicole Kidman fan.  It’s true that she is beautiful and elegant, and that there is something aristocratic about her.  But she is so cold and emotionally closed off, I have an impossible time trying to relate to her on the screen, to sympathize with her and care about her. Sometimes she can use this coldness to her advantage as an actress.  She was great in “The Others” as a ghost.  And as much as I love Tilda Swinton, I really wish she would’ve played the White Witch in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”  It would’ve been the perfect role for her.   But her emotional distance has ruined movies as well:  ”Margot at the Wedding,” for instance, or “The Stepford Wives,”  where she seemed just as robotic as the robots.  And she is my least favorite part of two movies I love: “Cold Mountain” and “Moulin Rouge.”  Both are great movies; both would’ve been better with somebody warmer in the lead role.

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Rabbit Hole is a 2010 drama film starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. David Lindsay-Abaire adapted his 2005 play of the same name, and John Cameron Mitchell directed. Kidman produced the project via her production company, Blossom Films. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in September. Lionsgate will distribute the film.

It will receive a limited US theatrical release on 17 December 2010 and expand nationwide on 14 January 2011.

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Movies, Drama Movies, Drama, Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, David Lindsayabaire, Dianne West

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Genre: Drama
Release Date: 27 October 2010 (France)
Screen Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Studio: Olympus Pictures, Blossom Films, Odd Lot Entertainment
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