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The Hours (2002)

The Hours

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 27, 2002

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

114 min.

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

Paramount Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Stephen Daldry

Producer

Robert Fox, Scott Rudin

Screenwriter

David Hare

Starring

Story


THE HOURS is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a differnt time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears.

Virginia Woolf, in a suburb of London in the early 1920's, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, "Mrs. Dalloway".

Laura Brown, a wife and mother in Los Angeles at the end of World War Two, is reading "Mrs. Dalloway", and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devastating changes in her life.

Clarissa Vaughan, a contemporary version of Woolf's Mrs/ Dalloway, lives in New York City today, and is in love with her friend Richard, a brilliant poet who is dying of AIDS.

Their stories inertwine, and finally come together in a surprisingm transcendent moment of shared recognition.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the film has been acclaimed for its acting..”
by Eric Harrison [Houston Chronicle]
“..The direction is perfect, the art direction is perfect, in fact everything is perfect but the script..”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
“..the film is made bearable by its three powerful leads..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]