The Hours

The Hours

DVD - 2003 | Special collector's edition widescreen version
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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, c2003
Edition: Special collector's edition widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792192428
Branch Call Number: MOVIE HOU
Language Note: In English with optional French soundtrack and English subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Hours


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Sep 30, 2019

Michael Cunningham is one clever guy. He takes an uninspired Virginia Woolf novel and transmits it to both 1951 and 2001. The heroine, Mrs. D. mopes endlessly in the English countryside circa 1925, while wife No. 1 (played by Julianne Moore) thinks of offing herself - with a Dondi brat and a boring husband, who wouldn't? Wife no. 2 (Streep) frets endlessly about not having a relationship with an aids-infected bore.
To pull it all together (in one of the most pathetic scenes in movie making) Moore shows up at Streep's palace and reveals that the aids bore was her abandoned Dondi. So sad!

Jul 18, 2018

Everything about this 2002 film screams "prestige picture." A dreary, muddled, melodramatic adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer-prize winning novel. A huge, talented cast is mostly wasted and the switching between 3 different time periods, which was skillfully handled in the novel, is clumsy and distracting here. Virginia Woolf is one of my favorite writers, but this film does not do her justice. Nicole Kidman simply looks like Nicole Kidman with a fake nose. Somehow she won an Oscar, even though she's only in the film for about 30 minutes. Julianne Moore, whose bored, repressed housewife is similar to her role that same year in "Far From Heaven," and Stephen Dillane as Leonard Woolf give the best performances. Adapted by playwright David Hare, directed by Stephen Daldry. Philip Glass did the score.

Nov 30, 2017

ultra-boring chick flick. Just really bad.

Aug 23, 2017

Boring pointless crap of a movie!

May 21, 2015

The Hours is one of the most unrelentingly depressing films I've ever watched - be sure to leave time for a nice comedy or funny TV show to watch afterwards.

Sep 26, 2014

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

Jun 19, 2013

Dark. Not for kids.

Dec 07, 2011

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

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 01, 2010

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.

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nadian Apr 08, 2009

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

nadian Apr 08, 2009

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

nadian Apr 08, 2009

"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."

nadian Apr 04, 2009

"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

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