The Hours

DVD - 2003
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Hours
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In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.

Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 0792187121
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE H
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Sep 26, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Too depressing for my taste, but I can see how others might like it.

Dec 07, 2011
  • rosieveg rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Hours Movie will keep you on the Edge of your seat for the whole movie! This movie in-Capsules You-Heart,Body and your whole Soul!! If you suffer or know anyone who suffers with Depression or any other Mental Health illness than you will totally relate to this movie in it's entiredly!! I felt I was validated in regards to my Depression!! I was not alone!! I can endure and come out Alive-Physically and especially Mentally!! The movie was very Sad but with a very Honest Look into how different people Deal with Depression and the very different choices they make! We all Learn to Love,Lose, to over come the Pain and come out on top in the end admidst the Darkness :)

Aug 23, 2011
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A dark, sappy, boring film. It's too poetic - to the point that all meaning is in the words and no further. It's one of those films that tries too hard, but never reaches what it sought.

Nov 02, 2010
  • Books100 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The movie was a gripping discussion about living life to its potential. It skirted the issue of depression and the toll the hours take to bear it. I liked the screenplay intertwining all 3 female characters weaving in and out of V. Woolfe's fictional & personal story, and the ultimate finality as ended by her character the poet. I felt Nicole Kidman's performance was the strongest, she really had a presence for V. Wolfe's personality—the nose change, the clothing, and the musical score all enhanced the outcome. I also liked the actor playing young Ritchie, he was able to set the tone for his mother's (J. Moore) misery very well.

The movie also reminded me of Melancholia, a state of mind often mentioned as something suffered by women from this Victorian era (i.e. the Bronte novels). They were described as going up to their darkened rooms to endure in silence and misery, and this was all accepted as something normal for the genteel set.

Oct 26, 2010
  • 21221012271000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Quite a film.

The screen play (writing) follows the original novel of the same name almost verbatim. Acting is superb.

Though it exposes the dark(er) side of life for most part, it is nevertheless quite gripping.

Oct 16, 2010
  • ewakk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best movies ever. Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf is excellent. Great adaptation of a great novel.

Oct 25, 2009
  • madlibscientist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing script, amazing cast- truly a remarkable and thoughful film.

Sep 23, 2009
  • Birgit Armsdorfer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A friend recommended this movie, but I found it quite depressing (so much talk/thoughts about suicide, and one suicide right at the start). Great actors though, just be aware that the mood is dark.

Aug 28, 2008
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A totally different kind of story and film, it does't fit into any particular genre. Superb acting.

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Apr 08, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It's contrast. "

Apr 08, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Oh, Mrs. Dalloway... Always giving parties to cover the silence. "

Apr 08, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard, always the years between us, always the years. Always the love. Always the hours."

Apr 04, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life. "

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Aug 23, 2011
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 28, 2008
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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