Rabbit Hole screened at the AFI Film Festival last Sunday, and Screened.com posted a small review after they saw the film:
Sunday night was Rabbit Hole starring Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman. Both of them were great in the film, which is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play about a couple struggling with grief after the death of their young son. Although I think Kidman has a shot to get an Oscar nod for her performance, it was Aaron Eckhart that really impressed me. There’s a moment where the two get into an argument after Kidman actually accidently deletes a video of their dead son that really blew me away. The raw emotion that comes out of Eckhart was stunning to watch. There are some other extremely powerful moments in the film, which, like Blue Valentine, got a lot better as the story progressed. I ended up really liking this one. Go see it if you’re a fan of emotionally charged dramas.
Afterwards, Eckhart, James Cameron Mitchell (the director), and Miles Teller (another actor from the film) did a Q & A. They all praised Nicole Kidman’s performance and pointed out that she was the driving force behind getting this picture getting made. Eckhart also talked about preparing for the role and had this quote:
“All I had to do was think about my son who has died. My work as an actor is to imagine your child is dead and you feel responsibility and guilt… It seems like an uncomfortable place to be, but it’s a wonderful place to be as an actor.”