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The Corbett family's safe, comfortable world may have been turned upside down since the death of their young son. But it is their connections that remain - no matter how absurd, awkward or hanging by a thread - that form their lifeline. It is these relationships that render their story into not only a moving portrait of loss and grief, but also an unexpected journey into the raw, funny and surprising human moments that keep us all fighting to regain one's life in the face of tragedy.
Drama - This is a downbeat, talky drama based on the stage play of the same
name. Fans of Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart will enjoy this big
dramatic showcase; the other familiar name, Sandra Oh, has limited
screen time. Language, drug use, and adult subject matter make the
film inappropriate for children.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Rabbit Hole is profound and superbly acted, with a moving script superbly adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer-winning play. Mercifully, there are no sappy Hollywood moments injected into this spare drama. Amid the melancholy, there is a glimmer of resilience and a hope for redemption that feels hard-won.
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Becca and Howie Corbett (NICOLE KIDMAN and AARON ECKHART) are returning to their
everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months
ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they
are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and
tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. As Becca finds pain in
the familiar, Howie finds comfort.
The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her
opinionated, loving mother (DIANNE WIEST) and secretly reaches out to the
teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (MILES TELLER);
meanwhile Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (SANDRA OH).
Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to
a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The
resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage
with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.