DVD: Rabbit Hole (12)
Friday 24 June 2011
A plinky-plonk piano soundtrack, lingering close-ups, controlled emotions ready to explode.
You know the drill. It's standard TV movie fodder, but with two A-list actors – Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart – playing a bereaved couple, Becca and Howie, who have lost their four-year-old son in a car accident. We pick up the story eight months after the tragedy. Becca bottles up her grief, pounding the running machine, rejecting faith (she calls God "a sadistic prick") and shunning group therapy (and their "rage days"). Howie weeps while hugging his dog. Eckhart and the always wonderful Dianne Wiest, as a moist-eyed grandma, lift this maudlin drama above the terrible.
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