Monday, December 6, 2010


By D.E.Levine

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay); David Lindsay-Abaire
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney et al.
Producers: Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Leslie Urdang and Dean Vanech
Executive Producers: Bill Lischak, Linda McDonough, Brian O'Shea and Daniel Revers
Co-producer: Geoff Linville
Original Music: Anton Sanko
Running Time: 91 Milutes
Country of Origin:
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Nicole Kidman is astounding in this role as Becca, a mother who can's seem to move on since her four year old son ran into the street and was killed six months ago.

Grief is prominent as she and her husband attempt to cope through grief counseling and a variety of other techniques.

There's the definite use of humor as Becca tries to cope, doing things that aren't "approved" by friends, family and society but finding her own way nevertheless.

While Becca and her husband try to handle their loss they're also faced with the possibility of a disintegrating marriage which they need to rescue.

The movie is devastating as it reaches into the viewer and takes a piece of them along with their tears.

In the end, the audience can see that the only way to handle grief is not the way other people tell you to, but by following your own path, which is different for each individual.