A good story with lots of emotion.
A raw and powerful movie. I really enjoyed watching it even though very emotional. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. It's a personal journey. It's parents nightmare is to lose a child. Acting was great. Side stories were good too.
Not sure what to say about this movie it did not seem to have much to it but ok.
An absolute time stealing waste of time. Instead of getting this movie out try watching paint dry, that would be more interesting and enjoyable that sitting through this dirge of a movie
We really enjoyed this movie, even though it was very sad and hard to watch at certain parts. The emotions were true and the acting was great. If you don't like movies that deal with sad subject matter then don't watch this, you probably won't enjoy it. If you enjoy watching actors at the top of their game and movies that are honest about what some people actually go through following tragedy, then this is for you.
Not an easy movie to watch as you witness the gradual relationship breakdown of a married couple who are desperately struggling to cope with the tragic loss of their young son. However, it is not maudlin or sentimental - I found I was rivetted by the main characters played by Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman and how each was trying to cope, wondering how it would all end. Excellent acting, great drama.
Interesting, sad film - given the subject matter it did lack a bit of substance for me but I am glad I watched it.
Boring and slow if i could give it 0 stars i would. Don't order you'll only be disappointed
A story well told, expressing a mother's grief with sensitivity and understanding
makes this story memorable. The friendship formed with the young teen driver was well portrayed, seemingly to aid both the mother and the young teen to come to terms with the tragety. Well worth watching.
What is the point of making a movie like this ???? All it did was glorify death and pain...
It was the most pointless boring movie i have seen all year and to top it off kidman was about a good an actor as a lump of four by two timber... i should have known better ggrrhhh
This was a stagnant performance by Nicole Kidman making it hard to relate or sympathise with her character at all.
Very moving. While sometimes a little slow it shows what a talented actress Nicole is.
Pleasantly surprised by this movie. Don't usually like watching movies with Nicole in it but this movie shows how different people deal with grief well.
Very sad but well acted. A bit drawn out
Not for me, I don't need the indepth dramatics in my life right now. Too heavy.
Really enjoyed this. Makes you realise anything can happen at anytime of your life. Very sad movie..
Aveage movie not the best acting
I expected a gut wrenching story about the death of a child but this is about how you live after the tragedy. Not bad and rang true. I love the line about the angels when she is in the support group.
Overall average. Not great, not terrible. Nicole Kidman is truly fantastic when given the "right" kind of role. This is not the right kind of role for her. She needs drama and action.
Not Bad. Was too distracted by Nicole's ridiculous lips... I expected to be a lot more moved than I was.
Would have preferred to see the play with Cynthia Nixon.
Write a review...Beautifully told but tragic tale of loss, when a mother and her daughter each try to come to terms with the loss of a child. So good to see Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest back on the screen after all these years, and the entire cast all put in memorable performances. Hard to believe the director is the same John Cameron Mitchell who starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. Highly recommended for fans of quality cinema (not for the multiplex audience).
Beautifully acted, very real in showing day-to-day survival of such a devastating incident. Both leads were perfect for the roles and deserved the recognition they received. The story is heartbreaking but told beautifully on screen.
Movie about human relationships. Well executed, fine performances.
3.5 stars, I thought this film was good how it showed different ways that people deal with grief. Acting was good, not a fan of Nicole Kidman but she was convincing in this role. Less than 90 min film, think there could have been more to it.
A difficult theme, with some implausible points for me as a parent – the befriending of the child's accidental killer on the part of the mother and retaining the dog on the part of the father. But that's my subjective reaction. Who knows how one would react, and I think this film did a good job of exploring a very sad situation
A difficult film but very rewarding
depressing movie poor ending
A married couple cope with the loss of their 4 year old son. A measured and non-sensational look at parents dealing with the emptiness and self-questioning of such a loss. Both leads put in convincing performances. 3.5 stars
Could not get into this. Nicole Kidman's acting just wasn't believable and the introduction of the young boy into the story seemed superflous and a distraction from the story rather than the addiditional depth I assume it was supposed to give.The male actor was superb however.
A very moving and entirely credible story of a couple adjusting to the sudden death of their child. This portrayal of a couple ripped apart by their personal grief and very different ways of coping with their loss is worth watching You don't need a box of kleenex to watch it. (I hate slop and sentimentality on screen) and Nicole Kidman (not my favourite actress) does a fantastic job as the mother.
Great movie but really sad. Great acting and very believable - have some tissues handy especially if you are a parent
Quickflix great service again, but this DVD wasn't for me, it was a good movie.
Sensitive film above a difficult subject. Good acting
Very slow movie only watched it for about 20 minutes then turned it off not one of Nicole's best!
Excellent movie showing how each human being grieves differently and with patience and sensitivity real love with shine through.
It was pretty slow. I actually did a sudoku puzzle while watching. Wouldn't see again.
This movie was very average. Typical of Nicole Kidman I think. There were no "highs or lows". I would describe it as very flatlined.
Good movie. I'm not a fan of Nicole Kidman generally, but I think she did a great job here. Definitely one to watch.
Another poignant offering with great performance by our Nicole
Death of ones child is something I hope I never have to cope with in my life time. I feel the actors did such a good job of showing us hope, and how you learn to live with the loss but never get over such a tragedy.
Disjointed and bland - Nicole Kidmans botoxed lips should get an Oscar for a supporting role
Nicole Kidmans performance is believable, good portrayal of a parents greatest horror.
Interesting in places but a bit ho hum. Forgettable.
I thought Nicole Kidman was fantastic in this. Well acted and recommend it highly.
Not sure whether I liked it of not. It was Ok. It rolled along smoothly but that seemed to be about all it did. I wouldn't go out of my way to watch again. But it pleasently filled in some time ...................................................................
this is possibly the most boring Australian movie ever, why do producers and casting directors persiast in using lame American actors and Quasi australians like Nico;e kidman in australian films escapes me, this film is so bad the actors should have been shot for doing it
Only cried once, which makes this movie good!!
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart give a very realistic portrayal of Becca and Howie Corbett who are grieving the unexpected death of their 5yr old son when he runs onto the road chasing his dog and is run down by a teenage driver. The subject has been handled with sensitivity. This is Definitely a must see.
This movie didn't try and fix their grief - it allowed room for exploration and the unpredicability of difficult times. excellent.
Enjoyed this one. Maybe a bit slow in parts, but I don't mind that. Great acting by both. Well thought out, could relate to both emotionally.
This is a movie about a couple who have lost their only child. It is simple, sensitive and Nicole Kidman is amazing in a difficult role.
Was OK. Good idea for the story , played well by the actors, but the pace was a little slow at times. At the end of the movie you just say ok - thats it.
The movie tackles real emotional issues which face all couples with similar situations, however could of had a more positive and conclusive ending.
Wonderful concept and well acted, however I felt the lead female character was a bit brittle, then I perhaps do not identify with that particular lose. Thought provoking...well worth viewing.
Boring people; dull movie.
Rabbit hole was a little too intense and sad with not a particularly good ending.
dont bother was really looking forward to this movie, nicole is a great actress but she didnt do this movie justice
Terrible show, sad with no real story and no real ending.
I never thought I'd be raving about a Nicole Kidman movie but this one deserves raving over. Absolutely brilliant! Really mesmerising.
A rather sad and depressing tale of a very troubled couple. Not a movie to recommend to someone already a bit down, hardly worth watching at all.
It is good, both the director, editor, scriptwriter and actors. They are not crushing for your tear but to let you think over about grieving. The impact of grieving over their children's death. Everyone have different way to getting out from grief but it would never get away but changing the level of the grief you show out.
Nicole Kidman is one of my favorite actors and didn't disappoint in this very sensitive film.
I usually like Nicole Kidman but found this movie too slow
An interesting and unique view of not only how a Mother and Father deal with the loss of a child but how a husband and wife search for ways to survive in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The ripple effect on their own relationship as well as the family, friends and how it also viewed from the people on the outside looking in.
Both main actors do well in making the emotions believable, true and raw.
Well acted but quite slow, making me want to fast forward a lot of it. Okay for a once only film that you don't have to think too much about.
Very passive film about grief. Great performances and a nice story giving justice to everyone!
Quite a compelling movie and I found the family dynamics interesting. I thought Nicole Kidman played the part well.
This movie is the most depressing, and most boring movie I have EVER seen! I sat there and sat there waiting for something exciting or significant to happen but it didn't. A real let down of a movie.
This was different, not sure whether I liked it or not. I can't remember it to be honest so obviously didn't leave a really good impression.
I have made it my quest in life to destroy every copy of this film ever made to
protect future generations.
Enjoyed the movie. Interesting. Really liked Nicole Kidman. Would have liked to have seen snippets of their life prior to losing their son. Movie well done.
You'd have to have been in the situation of grieving parents to understand how relevant the storyline is. Quite often you see movies where actors are trying desperately to portray a parent's grief when a child dies, but it's obvious they have no concept how that would feel. As a grieving mother myself, I was impressed with most of the acting. Nicole Kidman seemed a bit wooden but that may have been how she was acting it. Not quite convincing for me. Other than that, I was very impressed with the film and how the different characters dealt with their grief.
didnt really enjoy it that much dragged on a bit
I liked this movie. It wasnt what I expected but Nicole Kidman did justice to her role as always
Great movie and actually enjoyed watching Nicole Kidman in a movie, almost a first for me. Didn't think it was slow at all. Worth watching just for the group therapy scenes - a total hoot. I thought this was a wonderful multi layered portrayal of grief and a couple coming to terms with it. It was sensitive but thankfully not syrupy. Maybe not for younger viewers who can't seem to take in an evolving plot that doesn't explode every 10 seconds. Loved the way the two characters clashed then adjusted to each other, a real story of two journeys yet joined together. Thought the ending was fine, quite satisfactory.
a little slow in parts - a good story
Terrible movie.. What a waste of time watching this one. Very sad as Nicole Kidman played a great part but a terrible story line and an even worse ending.
Expected a lot from this movie but just didn't feel like it delivered.
Found this to be a dragged out movie.
Good film. Intense drama, providing a multi-layered account of grief, life and forgiveness..and moving on....one step at a time
Acting is good as expected from Nicole Kidman but the story line is by far to drawn out, almost turning it into guess the plot and win a Ford
A typical Kidman film, emotional yet lacking something.
As a parent I found it sad, but if I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have felt that I missed out.
This is a beautiful film with a brilliantly nuanced, often subtle, and very human performance by Nicole Kidman.
Not Nicole Kidman's best movie but showed a good human element with the story line. We all deal with family situations of loss very differently and the two lead charachters played excellent character roles.
we found this a good movie, with natural emotions, with Nicole Kidman portraying a housewife who has lost her young son, and how it effects both her husband and herself, at the stage of almost breakingnup the marriage
Interesting story and good script. Nicole was very good, without the glamour she seemed like a real person. I liked the fact that at the beginning you don't really know what has happened, it just slowly creeps in.
I had very very high expectations for this film. didnt live up to all of them.
still quite a good film, not long enough for the amount of Drama your expecting though.... just my opinion.
Very emotional- good storyline though showing how grief is dealt with in different ways. Thought Nicole and Aaron were good- but glad it was quite short- don't think I could have cried anymore!! Recommended.
Expected more after the reviews.
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Dull boring and dreary
slow movie and quite sad. would not rush out and buy
Good movie on a depressing topic, I also don't really enjoy movies with Nicole Kidman but she was great in this
Heart wrenching movie! Though, I am not sure that the movie will hit home as effectively for people without children. As a mum to a 4 year old, I was moved to tears for most of the movie...
more like a case study on grief, not overly entertaining, heavy going, good life lessons to be learned I guess. Well acted
Really enjoyed this movie was a pleasure to watch. Love Nicole Kidman.
Took a little while to get into this one, very emotional, really good watching.
An excellent film examining grief and loss.
Very sad on occasions during the film. Acting was of a very high standard.
Not a movie I would say I 'enjoyed' but did find it an interesting study of how different people handle a personnal tragedy! The two main leads are played to perfection and I think previous reviews have understated this side of the movie. A very sad story line but it doesn't bring the watcher to tears, I found the look at the young man who was involved in the tragic accident very compelling.
The sparse, slightly unusual dialogue reveals that Rabbit Hole is based on a play. However the adaptation to film works well and it is a nice change of pace from some of the cookie-cutter, Hollywood driven movies. I really enjoyed this and would say it is one of Nicole Kidman's best performances.
Not a movie I would watch again,found it it a bit all over the place
Nicole's best role for ages in a well scripted drama
This was one of Nicole Kidman's better films. People handle grief in many different wasy and this was successfully depicted in the film.
Not too exciting although good movie to watch when its raining and too cold outside
Brilliant. Increibly sad but not depressing. The performances were all terrific and I loved how a 'serious' film can have a short running time. Loved the last 5 minutes.
It's a shame that almost every description of this movie reveals what it's about, which sort of spoils the first third of the movie where this only slowly becomes apparent. The key character is an older and sadder Nicole Kidman, at first hardly recognisable. She does it really well. It's easy to feel for her and understand the emotions and how she deals with life going on.
This story is based on the loss of a young child in a motor vehicle accident with the story revolving around the differing needs of the protagonist couple in dealing with the fall out. Some people might find it a bit slow & dreary in places but I found it to be a realistic portrayal of grief & the spin off effects that that sort of thing creates. Great performances by all cast.
Way better than reservation road ..No in your face death scenes..just the aftermath of a tragedy and how people deal with grief in different way's..Nicole really get's it.
A really nice movie pity it was tinged with saddness but in the end things seem to come together for the husband wife
Very sad story but so true to life. Well worth watching.