Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rabbit Hole

In brief:
Incredibly engrossing and believable film about a young couple dealing with the death of their son. The story is told in scenes that reveal a little bit more about each of the characters and how they handle stress as it goes along. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart are superb. The ending scenes are beautifully shot and a perfect resolution for both main characters.
Director John Cameron Mitchell, Scripwriter David Lindsay-Abaire,
and actors Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Nicole Kidman.
"Rabbit Hole" won Broadway's Tony Award for Best Play, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Screenplay written by the playwright David Lindsay-Abaire who also wrote "Shrek, the Musical" and "SpiderMan 4." Nicole Kidman bought the script and her company produced it. Who would have imagined this as the next film for the director of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus."
Q & A with cast & crew:
Rabbit Hole Q & A?
Questions: How did Nicole choose John Cameron Mitchell. Plot: Did Howard do it? Audience member predicts Oscar. How was the casting done? How did the actors balance the grief and humour? Nicole answers. Aaron shrugs.

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