Rabbit Hole

I saw this one last weekend and was blown away by it. It's about a married couple dealing with the sudden loss of their little boy. They both deal with it in a completely different way, which is fascinating to watch. It's a sad story of course, but interestingly enough it's not a depressing film. Both Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart give stunning performances and what I love most about this film is that it's so pure and straight forward. I see why Nicole got an Oscar nomination for this role and I don't see why Aaron Eckhart didn't, as he easily created some of the most compelling moments of the film.

Here's the official synopsis:

Becca and Howie Corbett 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. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort. 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.

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