Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rabbit Hole

When you learn that the central event in a film is the death of a young child, there is a hesitance to sit through that story. In Rabbit Hole we see a story of coping that is surprisingly real, honest and uplifting. I'll admit that I needed a few tissues, but the tears were not gut-wrenching. There are also light moments that are very effective. This film is well structured, beautifully written and skillfully acted. I liked how the film ended with a simple gesture that defines the future of the family. Powerful and satisfying, I liked this one.

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