Monday, June 25, 2012

Tuesday Movie: Rabbit Hole


     Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a married couple trying to redefine their lives after the death of their young son. I'm not a huge Nicole Kidman fan, but I think she does a marvelous job of portraying a mother trying to make sense of her grief and anger. It's a tough film to watch, but I'm glad that it was made.  I can't be the only person in the world who likes a movie that handles tough subject matter.

     I used to hate to cry in movies, but now I actually kind of like it when a movie moves me to tears.  It's somewhat therapeutic.

     So, what movies have made you weepy?  I'd love to hear your suggestions for future Tuesday selections.  Oh, and if you haven't noticed already, I have a new blog.  It's about my spiritual quest.  Go check it out.
Finding My Religion.

14 comments:

  1. I'm not really a kidman fan either but she occasionally does some great work. The last movie that made me weepy was Marley & Me.

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    1. Read the book, but didn't see the movie. Losing a beloved pet is tough. Okay, it's on the "to watch" list.

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  2. I think Nicole Kidman is a great actor and loved her character in this film. Gosh, I haven't seen a movie in so long that I can't remember what was what.

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    1. Did you see this in the theater? I saw it in my living room. I had to pause it a couple of times for crying, which you can't do when one hundred other people are watching it with you.

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  3. I'm such a wimp. I cried during the Disney movie "Let It Shine" and it wasn't even a tear-jerker.

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    1. I haven't seen "Let it Shine" but I know what you mean. I get teary eyed every time Charlie gets the golden ticket and that's a happy moment.

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  4. If you want to cry during a movie, see THE CHAMP with Jon Voight. I dare you not to cry during the last 15 minutes! :)

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    1. I haven't seen this one. Okay, adding it to the list. Thanks!

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  5. I would love to see you ruminate on, 'The Descendants.'

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    1. I already did, but I don't think I ruminated on it that much. I really liked that movie.

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  6. Funny, I decided long ago that I would not go to movies that were downers. I can read the newspaper if I want to get depressed - why pay good money for that experience or give away my time that way? I think "Dances with Wolves" cemented that behavior. Although I was well aware of the plight of the Native Americans, that movie stunned me. I exited the theater in shock and had to walk the streets around the theater for 20 minutes before I could recover enough to drive home.

    But we went to Marley on Me on Christmas Day whenever it came out - now that was a bummer and I didn't know that was coming. Forget the pet movies.
    I really liked the Descendents - yes, I cried but I didn't see it as a depressing movie --
    This one from today? Haven't seen it and don't think I will - don't need to be sad over a movie. Like I said above, there is enough grief for me in the newspaper. But I will still read and consider your reviews!

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    1. I totally don't mind sad movies if they're well done. I like to "escape" even if it's into sadness. I like pretty much all genres of movie except horror. I used to not mind scary movies, but then the genre just got really graphic. I'll watching "The Shining" any day over a movie like "Hostel."
      What I really want to see right now is "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World." Sad, I'm sure, but interesting concept.

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  7. Have you listened to his? It might be right up your alley.

    http://www.radiolab.org/2009/jul/27/

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    1. No, I haven't, but I'm going to now! Thanks for sharing this with me. Sounds interesting.

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