Saturday, October 23, 2010

Down The Rabbit Hole Again. This Time On Film.

Down The Rabbit Hole Again. This Time On Film.

When I took in David Lindsay-Abaire's solidly-crafted Rabbit Hole when it played on Broadway back in 2006, I thought it merely OK. It was poignant to be sure, especially with uniformly good performances, yet I didn’t think it rose to any great heights, nor did I think it deserving of its Pulitzer Prize win.

Of course, never mind what I think. Especially now that that John Cameron Mitchell has directed the big screen adaptation by Lindsay-Abaire. The film, set for a limited release on December 17 in time for Oscar consideration, will star Nicole Kidman as Cynthia opposite Aaron Eckhart as Howie -- grieving parents mourning the loss of their son (the roles were played on Broadway by Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery, with Nixon earning a Tony).

But after viewing this trailer for the movie, I found myself strangely moved in ways I didn't feel four years ago. Interesting that the clip barely even hints at the film's very title. Take a look and let me know what you think.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 23 October, 2010, Blogger Unemployment Blues said...

It looks like a very moving film - having lost a loved one tragically myself a few years ago, I can relate to many of the scenes I saw. I have just completely lost it behind the wheel of my car many times, crying uncontrollably, for you never know when something or someone will remind you of your loss. I can be walking in the grocery store and spot someone who reminds me so much of Mom, and I just have to stop and cover my eyes so that no one can see the tears.
This movie may not be a money maker, but I am glad to see thought-ful films with relatable messages in the marketplace. Hopefully it will live up to the preview.


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