Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus), Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman (Australia), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking), Sandra Oh (Sideways), Dianne Wiest (Synecdoche, New York), Miles Teller (The Unusuals) and Tammy Blanchard (The Good Shepherd).
The film will be released in the UK on February 4, 2011 and has already received several award nominations, in particular for Kidman’s affecting performance as Becca Corbett.
Rabbit Hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (Kidman and Eckhart) 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 (Wiest) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (Teller); while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (Oh). 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.
Watch the UK trailer below: