Rabbit Hole is the latest from John Cameron Mitchell ( Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) and it looks to be ripe for the end of year Oscar grab, with rich performances from Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart - but who the hell wants to see it? The story is simple: a happy couple’s (Kidman, Eckhart) world is shattered when their young son is killed in a car accident. If you’ve seen one movie couple lose a child, isn’t that enough (Ordinary People destroyed me)? I suppose if someone is going through the situation himself, there could be insight within such a film, but there must be other people who are interested. What’s the draw? Seeing if Nicole’s Botox wore off yet? Aaron Eckhart looks hotter than ever but doesn’t the horrible subject matter cancel out the hotness? Is it cool to be marveling over his jawline or checking out his ass while a man is crying over his dead son? And in the end, there are only a couple of ways things can go - ride the wave through the stages of grief and either come together or pull apart. Just like in the real world, there will be crying and laughing and surviving.
Help me out here people, watch the trailer and tell me what in the hell would make you go see this movie other than a need to clean out your sinuses?
Rabbit Hole also stars Diane Wiest, Sandra Oh and Jon Tenny and opens December 17, 2010. Grab some popcorn or slit your wrists; it’s your call.