Rabbit Hole trailer, a Kidman career performance?
The trailer for Rabbit Hole has some dips, but for the most part the imagery is really powerful and the moments that Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart are very well played, for Kidman who takes most of the screen in the trailer, you could already be mentioning awards.
For the praise coming out of the festival screenings for the film is really positive, more than that, genuinely praiseworthy, and judging by the trailer and the material the film tackles, it's little wonder.
The director of Shortbus, John Cameron Mitchell, directs Rabbit Hole from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire who you'd be surprised to know, once you've seen the trailer and read the blurb for this film, previously wrote Robots and Inkheart.
The film stars Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest and Jon Tenney in the most recognisable roles, and tells the story of a young couple whose young son is killed in an accident and how they try to deal with the ensuing grief and anger.
It looks like it won't pull any punches, and for me the image later on in the trailer of the two of them sitting and looking at the slightly ajar gate is heart rendering.
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 shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything; while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman. 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.
Powerful stuff don't you agree? Or are you of the opinion that it's grabbing all the emotional hooks?