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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films present ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Fox ; directed by Stephen Daldry
Title: The hours
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: "Special collector's edition"--Container
Based on the book by Michael Cunningham
Original production: c2002
Includes: Commentary by Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman, commentary by director Stephen Daldry and novelist Michael Cunningham, filmmakers introduction, "Three women", "The mind and times of Virginia Woolf", "The music of The hours", "The Lives of Mrs. Dalloway", theatrical trailer
Credits: Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Peter Boyle ; music, Philip Glass ; screenplay, David Hare.
Performers: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman ... [et al.].
Summary: 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.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In English; also dubbed into French; optional English subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Influence Drama Women New York (State) New York Drama Women California Los Angeles Drama Man-woman relationships Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Women
Women
Man-woman relationships
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 339904
ISBN: 0792187121
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE H
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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 :)

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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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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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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