Tuesday, February 25, 2003

review: the hours

Three thematically linked vignettes, powerful writing, wonderful acting from Kidman, Moore and Streep. All three actresses deserve accolades as leads.

Despite the three kisses that made me shudder , this is a wonderful film, swimming in multiple layers of text and subtext.

Life and death, freedom and incarceration, love and solitude, emotional and intellectual choices - all take a turn onscreen and we are left gasping for air, almost overwhelmed by the visceral realities both abstract and concrete. This is a thinker's piece and a blessed change from much of the inanity I've recently viewed.

You must see this.

Final Rating: The Hours

********1/2 (of 10)


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