Rabbit Hole

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Moving, mature drama about loss is too heavy for kids.

PG-13 2010 91 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

Rabbit Hole- Sometimes We Need To Go There.

Did not know anything about this movie before watching and came away impressed. While not for everyone, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart do wondrous things with their roles as parents grieving a loss - and I’m quite surprised at how well it was received. I’ve always loved Dianne Wiest and she delivers in her interesting support role. While the theme may sound like something to avoid David Lindsay Abaire’s fine screenplay, based on his Pulitzer Prize play of the same name makes it a riveting experience. It looks good, does not try to add silly padded diversions and leads you on a believable journey of discovery and understanding. Makes a refreshing change from the standard Hollywood fare and all performances are first class - with nice cinematography and music score rounding it off. Pleased Kidman gave up yet another Woody Allan film in preference for this one.

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age 15+

Great movie but depressing

I was looking for a good, sad movie to watch and someone recommended Rabbit Hole, I gave it a shot and thought it was quite good. The story is very depressing, didn't make me cry but sensitive viewers may. The story takes off with a married couple who's young son is killed by a teen driver while chasing his dog in the street. The mother Becca (Nicole Kidman) can't stand to see things that remind her of him including his bedroom. Her husband Howie (Aaron Eckhart) can't accept his death and won't let him go. These differences hurts their relationship enough that they both try attending group therapy classes with their good friends Gabby and her husband who also lost a loved one, however, Becca can't stand it so she opts out. Howie's need for some affection is turned down by his wife and he soon turns to good friend Gabby (Sandra Oh) for comfort...or a little more than that. Meanwhile, Becca is secretly meeting with the boy who accidentally killed their son and it helps her understand & forgive him. In the end, they realize that the only way their marriage can stay strong is letting go of the past and accepting what happened. Great movie but depressing. The language is not too bad but does have an angry f-word, some uses of sh*t, Goddamn, @sshole, @ss, pr*ck. Violence has death, the death of a small child but not shown just discussed, a woman slaps another woman in the face hard, loud yelling and arguments, hurtful discussions. Sexual content is fairly mild and includes some affection between a married couple that ends fast, a man attempts to cheat on his wife but doesn't, flirting, a young woman gets pregnant by a man who she's not "with", quick talk about a married couple not having sex. There is some drinking and drug use (two scenes of a man and woman in a car smoking pot with a pipe). This really should be rated R for the language, drug use and emotional content. 16+ viewers seems fair.

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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