Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

3.4 185 Ratings

Directed by : John Cameron Mitchell

Release Date : | Length : 91 Minutes

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RABBIT HOLE portrays a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a m...more

Verdict

“Kidman, who bagged herself an oscar nom and Eckhart were superb in this film of love, loss and pain. Must watch!”

Rabbit Hole Audience Review

A very dark hole indeed

| by Smita Vyas Kumar |
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A movie about a couple dealing with the death of their 4 year old son in an accident is definitely a dark one and I think somehow its worse if you are parents yourself. It brings the experience all too close for comfort .And I dont know how many of us are fine facing that kind of reality. Especially on a pleasantly breezy Saturday afternoon. Especially after a nice lunch.

Nicole Kidman as the bereaved mother looks fragile and close to breaking point. Her nerves stand out and throb through her porcelain skin and your heart breaks just looking at her. Aaron Eckhart as her husband also does a good job as the husband trying to cope in his own way with the loss. The supporting cast is competent. The relationship that the mother forms with the boy whose car killed her son is interesting.

There are well known theories on dealing with grief which says that people go through different stages roughly broken down into denial, anger, depression, acceptance and hope. The story sensitively takes you through these stages. It reaches the end with a reiteration of faith in love and commitment and the healing one can find therein.

Though the movie is well acted and is not melodramatic in anyway it still hits where it hurts.Badly. Academically, its ok to think about grief but as a parent I reacted emotionally to it and wanted to avoid thinking about it. They say not all cinema is meant to entertain. It is also meant to make you think or feel inside your core but it made me feel depressed and sad. And that I get enough of from the headlines everyday anyway. Now you decide.