The Hours (2002)
November 14, 2022 4:43 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Three women are searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson, John C. Reilly, Toni Collette, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Margo Martindale.

Directed by Stephen Daldry. Screenplay by David Hare, based on Michael Cunningham's 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

Currently streaming in the US on Showtime. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I absolutely love this movie. I think it's gorgeous, beautifully cast, tremendously well-acted. I'm not a hundred percent sold on the necessity to make Kidman's face specifically look more like Woolf's face, but I understand the choice, and it's nowhere near a deal-breaker.

Meryl Streep does some of her best Kitchen Acting (especially subtype: Egg) in this movie.

Also, any movie that can include both national treasures Allison Janney and Margo Martindale is a lucky, lucky movie.

I suppose if I did recast someone, I'd choose Ed Harris, though I've never put serious thought into who else should have played Richard.
posted by theatro at 5:22 PM on November 14, 2022

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