Watch: Kidman and Eckhart in a Stunning 'Rabbit Hole' Trailer

October 22, 2010
Source: Apple

Rabbit Hole Trailer

Lionsgate has debuted the official trailer on Apple for surprise awards contender Rabbit Hole, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on David Lindsay-Abaire's play. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a grieving husband and wife struggling with life after the loss of their child. This first premiered up in Toronto to surprisingly positive reviews (see criticWIRE), most of which focused on the Oscar caliber performances from Kidman and Eckhart. I'm sad I missed this, as it looks wonderful. This is such a fantastic trailer, too. Doesn't oversell it, but captures the tone and gives us just enough to get hooked. Watch below!

Watch the official trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole:

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You can also watch the official trailer for Rabbit Hole in High Definition on Apple

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on the play.

Rabbit Hole is directed by Texas-born actor and filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell, of both Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus previously. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who also wrote and directed the stage play that this is originally based on, and worked on the scripts for Robots and Inkheart. It first premiered at the Toronto Film Fest a few months back and was picked up by Lionsgate. Rabbit Hole opens in limited theaters on December 17th and expands from there.

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  • beavis
    you're right alex.......this looks excellent. hey, since you like the looks of this, have you seen "take" with minnie driver? has a similar theme and i thought it was really good too - check it out.
  • Xerxex
    Was that Arvo Part's "Spiegel im Spiegel" at the beginning? This does indeed look fantastic! Beavis, "Take" was a very good film. Renner really gave one hell of a performance especially at the end, same for Driver.
  • Impressively delicate.
  • ben chacko
    i really like this trailer. well done and looks like a movie with powerful performances from both leads. I'm interested in seeing this.
  • Amu
    Opened to surprising reviews at TIFF? who was surprised? just you, I think. Considering that all of its screening at TIFF were sold out, I daresay a large number of people were interested in seeing it. Sure, it did not have all the noise the likes of Black Swan had everywhere it went but there was no surprise to the power of the film.
  • dex
    Looks great,i think the movie's timing is perfect.
  • DoomCanoe
    ill never be able to get enough of Kidman, shes amazingly talented
  • beavis
    you're right again xerxex! i wanted to let alex know about the film and completely ignored mr. renners performance (good for you to keep me straight). he was amazing as well. i agree on the exchange between him and driver at the end - not much was said but it was VERY powerful stuff....i could feel the tension through the screen. were you surprised at what her last words were to him? i was very surprised.
  • Ricardo
    Trailer is great...except for Kidman, i don't know why but i just can't get any emotion at all from her. And she seems to suck all the energy away from the scene. Maybe it's just me
  • Connor
    Amazing trailer and what looks to be a great movie. One problem, I feel like I've seen a lot from the trailer. I certainly hope not, cause I plan to see it.
  • Klo
    Nic is back!
  • Shiv O
    Hell yeah Broken Bells, the High Road kicks freakin ass. Movie looks alright too i guess.
  • Rodion
    This movie does look very good but something that bugs me: If people actually read the Bible they would understand that people who die DO NOT become angels, angels are previously created beings. It just annnoys me when they get this wrong.
  • #13 It annoys you that people create beliefs in their head to help them cope with indescribable suffering? People fantasize about a number of things when grieving. I wouldn't get too angry with people for romanticizing an idea of a loved one when in pain in an attempt to avoid going insane. We all do a little of that in our lives; Whether we want to admit it or not.
  • josh
  • I am…
    This looks fine! the very capable Eckhart since his turn in TDK propelled him to an icon and playing a regular should be like a cinch to him Well directed too it seems...
  • Robbie
    Looks great. Finally a decent role for Kidman.
  • @13. Yeap, people say mad shit when a loved one dies, I remember when my dad died, I said some weird stuff, it was quite embarrassing looking back. Having a kid the same age as the boy in the trailer, I really don't know how I'd react to such a terrible loss. It looks a good movie, will defo look it oot.
  • None Too Impressed
    #9 she passed her prime unfortunately. She doesn't have the stamina like the Streeps and Blanchettes.
  • Yaps
    @19 Kidman is far more interesting and fascinating than Streep or Blanchett IMO. Streep overacts a LOT these days but for some reason, people keep saying she's great (I don't know why, probably because she's old) and the Academy Awards would nominate her for anything anyway. Absolutely ridiculous. And Blanchett is a bore. "Elizabeth: The Golden Age", Benjamin Button", "Robin Hood". All very calculated performances. No heart. I feel nothing when I watch her. But, like Streep, it is 'cool' to like her. Just like it's somehow 'cool' to dislike Kidman and say ridiculous things like "she passed her prime". I can't wait to see "Rabbit Hole". I've only heard good/great things about it from people who've seen it.
  • beavis
    #20- you're entitled to think that and i won't argue it - but blanchett and streep are amazing performers. - i like kidman, but she isn't anywhere near the talent of blanchett and streep.
  • Film Fan
    All three (Kidman, Blanchett and Streep) are in my top 5 favorite actresses. Kidman has made some "interesting" film choices here and there. But she's always watchable and elevates even a bad film ("The Stepford Wives"). But even she couldn't save "Bewitched". One of the worst movies ever made. Again, not her fault. That script should have never been greenlighted in the first place. Just make a movie based on the TV show. NOT a movie about a movie. Worst idea ever. Also, casting Will Ferrell. They had zero chemistry and he is the farthest thing from Darren I can think of. Anyway, Kidman shined in "The Others" and "Cold Mountain". My two favorite performances by her. But Blanchett?? She was outstanding in the "Elizabeth" films.
  • kitano0
    It's incredibly hard and always has been for women "of a certain age" to find anything substantial in movies. That is why, to keep working, actresses have to appear in movies that are really beneath them. I think Kidman has. Kidman seems to hit hot streaks...that period of time when she did Moulin Rouge, The Others, and the Hours comes to mind. She would have been in Panic Room also, but sustained an injury that kept her out of it. Come to think of it, a wonderful actress like Jodie Foster seems to have problems finding good scripts, too, but she is not the chameleon like Streep or even Kidman. All this being said, when all these ladies are on the red carpet, Nicole Kidman always out-"stars" them all, IMHO. I just love her.
  • Sean
    Phenomenal trailer.
  • Xexex
    beavis, I was extremely surprised. that scene was perfect. @Yaps...Blanchett a bore? insanity. and Streep overact? lighting will strike you down! lol.
  • Film Fan
    @kitano0, yes, Kidman truly has classic movie star looks. That one perfume commercial she did, where she was on the roof of some building at the beginning, then walk up the stairs at some event.....stunning.
  • beavis
    agreed on the end of "take" xerxex. and i can't agree more on your reaction to Yaps. #22 and the rest of you blanchett doubters - are you all under age 25? excellent blanchett movies include : notes on a scandal; veroncia guerin; elizabeth movies; i'm not there; robin hood; little fish; bandits; curious case of benjamin button; the gift; the missing; the aviator....... and those are just off the top of my head! guys, it's ok to like kidman.....i like some of her films (particularly "the others" - she was brilliant in that); but, line hers up next to blanchett (or streep - i just listed blanchetts movies to illustrate the point) and there isn't ANY question who has had the better career or talent.
  • Beetle
    BORING!!!! Nicole Kidman might be a "great" actress, but she has only been in a few good films. Namely The Others, Moulin Rouge,Dogville and The Hours. THATS IT!! This just seems like another one of those "hey, lets try and win some acting awards, film" Nothing seemed original in this trailer.
  • Film Fan
    Sorry Beetle, but Kidman has been in many many more good films than the one's you listed. Also, what were you expecting from a story like this and the trailer? And yes, you're is NOT original. It's based on an award winning play.
  • beavis
    i don't know #29.........of kidmans films - i loved "the others" ; "the hours"; and "margo at the wedding" ("rabbit hole" is also looking VERY good). i also loved her performance in "golden compass and hated her performance in "batman forever". i liked "the interpreter" and "the invasion".........and that's about it for me. she also has a string of epic bombs in : eyes wide shut; bewitched; birth; stepford wives; austrailia; and "the human stain" (i didn't think "days of thunder" was very good but it did well at the box office- probably due to cruise more than anything else) my point is (as i said above) that she's an ok actress........... sometimes good; sometimes awful - but nowhere near the consistently high quality of blanchett/ streep performances.
  • Xexex
    Beavis, I cannot stand by and let some insult Streep and Blanchett its like insulting Kathy Bates! No sir, no siree bob!
  • The Man With No Name
    @1 and 2 (and many more numbers thereafter): If you think this looks good, you should check out "The Deep End of the Ocean" with Michelle Pfieffer.
  • beavis
    damn straight, xerxex. it's just outrageous! and kathy bates is one of the greats too! and #32 - i've seen"The Deep End of the Ocean" and that is a good movie.
  • John A
    I saw this film at TIFF this past September. There is no "new" ground covered here. The performances are top notch and I had a tear or two fall. Both actors are Oscar worthy.
  • Xexex
    @32 its been an extremely lon time since I saw that movie, but as beavis said it is a good movie. Beavis had a chance to watch The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus yet?
  • beavis
    yea, xerxex - i did. it was pretty good and i loved the camera work. every shot seemed to have amazing visuals. the cast was great - and of course, heath ledger was brilliant........but i'm not going to lie - it's tough to watch knowing ledger died during the making of it. i also was really surprised as to how well gilliam worked around that........i didn't think it could work; but, it did......yep - a very good movie!
  • writebrained
    A movie I simply will not watch. Not that it isn't Oscar worthy, but I have three children and this hits way too close to home. Or perhaps too close to what is certainly my biggest fear.
  • Duane
    Seriously... I'm a little tired of broadway plays making it to the big screen only to have hollywood actors play the defining roles that highlighted the stage performances. Don't get me wrong.... Kidman and Eckhart look good.... but Cynthia Nixon KILLED this role. Same thing with 'Doubt'. Streep was flawless.... but Cherry Jones murdered that role. However, I do wish this film success... it only means more playwrights will get their work recognized.
  • Greg
    Seems like an extremely forgettable melodrama.
  • Emma
    @38 But at the same time, you can highlight Hollywood taking away roles from much more deserving Broadway actors - Sean Combs in "A Raisin in the Sun," for one, or Catherine Zeta-Jones in "A Little Night Music."




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