Rabbit Hole (2010)

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Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh, Stephen Mailer


A couple who have lost their infant son in a road accident adopt differing strategies to cope.

The Review

Well-meant study in bereavement, joining a well-stocked cupboard of similar films peopled by the well-heeled. The wife stays at home baking instead of going back to work, and then makes contact with the driver, a young student who has written a comic strip based on the theory of parallel universes; the husband perseveres with group therapy and makes fleeting gestures towards involvement with another habituée. Impeccably acted but, notwithstanding the occasional leavening shaft of humour, dead in the water.