The Hours (2002)


Here is my third of five reviews for Alex who helped me decide on what movie series to tackle after I finished reviewing all of the Oscar Best Picture winners. – Thanks again Alex!

the_hours“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It’s contrast. ” – Virginia Woolf

Number of Times Seen – 2 (4 Feb 2005 and 7 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Three parallel stories that take place in different decades about people who contemplate suicide and their reasoning for it with all of them connected via a book written by Virginia Woolf.

My Take on it – I liked this movie more this time than I did when I first saw it 9 years ago.

I’m not sure if that’s because I didn’t quite understand the movie back then or for some other unexplainable reason.

This time, I found all 3 stories to be interesting to watch, but I felt that Nicole Kidman’s portion was the weakest of the 3 and am still surprised that she is considered the main actress of the movie while Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore are relegated to supporting roles.

Moore’s segment was the strongest IMHO and I think her character, her story and her motivation are presented the best among the 3.

The theme of this movie is a bit darker than I usually go for, but I still found it to be presented in an interesting way that helped me enjoy it more than I thought I would.

I’d like to thank Alex again for requesting this review, because I don’t think I would have seen it so soon had he not done so.

Ed Harris also has a supporting role here and he does a great job with his character’s plight.

Bottom Line – Interesting portrait of life and death told in an interesting way.  All 3 leading ladies are superb here,, but I think Moore is the best of the trio.  Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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