Kidman shines again in powerful ‘Rabbit Hole’

Nicole Kidman triumphs in this harrowing, though often funny, story of death, grief, mourning and a couple, previously apparently blissfully contented, coming apart.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Aaron Eckhart, Tammy Blanchard

Cert: 15

Nicole Kidman triumphs in this harrowing, though often funny, story of death, grief, mourning and a couple, previously apparently blissfully contented, coming apart.

She produces the full range of emotions in a film marked by several quite excellent supporting performances, not least that from Wiest as her mother.

Becca (Kidman) and Howie (Eckhart) seem to live the perfect life until their four-year-old son Danny is killed by a car. How they face the tragedy – the resulting domestic depression, the unhelpful therapy, the friends who never know quite what to say – lies at the heart of what is a thoughtfully observed story.

But why does Becca enter into a curious relationship with Jason, the young driver of the car?

Twists and turns abound, emotions are explored … and a powerful film emerges.

Star Rating: 4/5

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