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Hidden Gems: The Amazing Performances of Rabbit Hole

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The 2010 drama Rabbit Hole, out on DVD and Blu-Ray today, went largely overlooked by critics and audiences alike when it was released in late December. The movie received very little award attention – other than Nicole Kidman’s performance, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Despite only costing $5 million to make, the picture earned only $2.2 million in the United States, a stunningly low number given the talent involved.

It’s a shame, because Rabbit Hole was one of the best movies of 2010 and features some of the best performances of the year.

In fact, the movie placed #6 on FilmJabber’s top ten movies of 2010, and both stars Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman made our top 20 performances of 2010 list (#5 and #7 respectively).

Here’s what we had to say in our original Rabbit Hole movie review:

“Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart take full advantage of the powerful screenplay by delivering some of the best performances of their careers – and of the year. For Kidman, she is at her best, something we haven’t seen since the beginning of the century with The Hours and Dogville. For Eckhart, he by far and away is the best he has ever been.

“The supporting cast is also superb. Dianne Wiest, as Becca’s mother, delivers a great, nuanced performance, while unknown Miles Teller provides a star-marking turn as the teenager responsible for the child’s death.”

The DVD itself provides little in the way of features, with only an audio commentary and a couple deleted scenes, but the movie is an emotional tour de force that should not be overlooked. If you’re going to watch one movie this week, make it Rabbit Hole.

By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Drama Movies, DVD Releases
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