Rabbit Hole In TheatersBecca (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Howie Corbett (Aaron Eckhart) are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mom, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate. Sundance-Award-winning and Golden-Globe-nominated director John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus" and "Hedwig & The Angry Inch") brings to the screen an emotionally taut adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway drama "Rabbit Hole," an intimate, and often darkly humorous exploration of love tested by tragedy.
Could "Rabbit Hole" be one of the ten 2011 Best Picture Oscar nominees? Most likely. And it may earn many more Oscar nominations, including Best Director (John Cameron Mitchell), Best Screenplay (David Lindsay-Abaire), Best Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress (Diane Wiest), Best Cinematography... and finally give director John Cameron Mitchell the commercial recognition he so deserves.
CAST: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller, Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard
DIRECTOR: John Cameron Mitchell
RATING: PG-13 (For adult situations, pot smoking, strong language, including one use of the word 'fucking')
TOTAL DOMESTIC MOVIE BOX OFFICE: TBD
Behind The Scenes
Wild About Movies Grade: A+
Above: David Lindsay Abaire, Sanda Oh, Aaron Eckhart, Nicole Kidman, John Cameron Mitchell, Miles Tanner at the Trump SoHo Hotel in NYC at the press junket for Rabbit Hole on December 2, 2010.
And, below, Nicole Kidman
Both photos by Brad Balfour