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As I’ve said before, I’m not posting many Rabbit Hole reviews here, because it’s easier for you to go and Google them and find the whole range! However, the first line of this review caught my attention, so I thought I’d share
This messy business of grief Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart dig upwards as mourning parents in the sensitive drama Rabbit Hole
Our Rating:4 stars
We should all be grateful for stars like Nicole Kidman.
Here’s an actor who’s recognized worldwide as a major star, yet still lends her cache to strong, challenging, thoughtful material. Her roles reflect an artist who primarily seeks out projects that intrigue her.
It’s therefore unsurprising that Kidman has such a fascinating presence onscreen. That quality is well employed in Rabbit Hole, which concerns a married couple coping with their son’s death after he chased the dog into the street one day and was hit by a car.
Months later, Becca (Kidman) sees a teenage boy in a school bus window. She seems startled. She follows the bus to see where he gets out. When she literally bumps into him elsewhere, she nearly faints. He finally asks what she wants.
W Magazine have a portfolio of their Best Performances of 2010 in their latest February issue, and Miss Kidman is featured! Check out the stunning photo with it!! Hopefully we’ll be able to get our hands on scans from the issue itself soon.
Best Performances The most remarkable moments in film this past year weren’t 3-D action sequences but characters so real they hurt. Here, the actors who made us believe.
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
“I don’t mind being naked. After having a baby, I’m not so sure now, but I enjoy not letting my issues get in the way of nudity.”
Which movies send you over the edge in a crying fit? Well, in W Magazine’s February movie issue, stars including James Franco, Justin Timberlake and Nicole Kidman reveal their favorite movie tearjerkers. Go to www.wmagazine.com for more.
‘Rabbit Hole’ Cast & Filmmakers Talk Navigating The Difficult Emotional Landscape Of The Film Aaron Eckhart Attended Grief Counseling Sessions In Character For ‘Rabbit Hole’; Nicole Kidman So Moved, Pained By The Film, She’ll Never Watch It Again
John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole” tears away at the damaging scabs that form when people lose loved ones. Appropriately, it has been a somber press tour for Mitchell, screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire and stars Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Sandra Oh. We recently caught up with them to talk about the difficult emotional landscape of the film. In “Rabbit Hole,” Kidman and Eckhart play a married couple still trying to understand how to cope with the loss of their son, taken by a car accident eight months before the start of the movie.
Both lead actors prepared for the role in their own way, but while Kidman was denied entrance into grief counseling sessions, Eckhart was admitted while in character. “It was raw, people had just lost their child, two days, three days before,” he remarked. “There was a lot of emotion in it. I gave my story in character, which was interesting. I thought it was a little unethical and duplicitous.”
Kidman, who also served as a producer on the picture, works more instinctually. “I immediately connected with the subject matter,” she raved, noting how much she had enjoyed Mitchell’s previous work. “When I read the play, the story was so available, I could just jump in and feel. We didn’t approach it in an analytical point of view.” She credited Mitchell’s hiring with being interested in off-center directors who don’t play by a set of rules, praising him for his “big heart.“ But that didn’t stop her from being overwhelmed by the subject matter. “I can’t even watch some of the scenes, they affect me so deeply,” Kidman said, pressing her hand to her face sadly. “And I’ve never had that happen to me before. I had to see the film a number of times, because I’m the producer, but I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again.”
More details on the airing dates that we first posted about yesterday. Scroll down this post to find a run-down of what is on each of the four shows…
The Oprah Winfrey Show’s $12 million-plus, four-episode Australian specials will go to air next week in the U.S. and here, premiering Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the U.S., airing until Friday, Jan. 21.
It will also premiere in prime time on Australian affiliate Network Ten on Wednesday, Jan. 19 with the finale at the Sydney Opera House airing here Sunday Jan. 23 — three days before the nation’s official day, Australia Day.
Winfrey and her 302 fellow travelers made the trip down under in mid-Dec., after Harpo Productions struck a deal with Tourism Australia, Qantas and other state tourism bodies, for two shows to be filmed following the TV host and her guests around the country, to celebrate the final season of her talk show. That was expanded to four programs during the tour.
After a whirlwind six days traveling the length and breadth of the country, which provides the backdrop for two episodes, Winfrey and her adventurers headed to Sydney to make two programs in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, with guests including Russell Crowe, U2′s Bono, Jay-Z, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, who suffered a back eye during a dramatic entrance to the Opera House set, Olivia Newton-John and Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s family, as well as a number of Australian families and school kids appearing.
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart go down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ together As producer, she chose him to play her character’s husband, and the actors lived in the house where the movie was filmed.
Nicole Kidman is pouring Aaron Eckhart a cup of coffee and trying to remind him how they met. “At a party? It was one of those things in New York where you pass in the night? Stop! You know where we met!” Eckhart shakes his head in bewilderment, a twinkle in his eye.
There’s the easy camaraderie here of people who have experienced some living together, and indeed they have — Eckhart and Kidman play spouses and consorts in grief in the drama “Rabbit Hole.” As Becca and Howie Corbett, suburban New Yorkers who have suffered the death of a child, the two actors embarked on a harrowing, human and at times even humorous journey together.
“Two people who’ve been together for so many years get blindsided by this complete tragedy and they suddenly don’t even really know each other,” says Kidman, as she and Eckhart linger in a Los Angeles hotel suite before a night of multiple screenings and Q&As to spread the word about the film. “They’re trying to stay together, and they don’t really know how to do it.”
Sounds like we’ll be seeing Nic accompanied by her parents and Keith this Sunday at the Golden Globes!
Stars, naturally, get the most respect—and exceptions. Typically, nominees and presenters each receive two tickets. Those who are particularly beloved by the HFPA get a few more: this year, Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) is bringing her parents, and Johnny Depp’s (Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist) guests will be his mother and sister.