The trailer for the drama Rabbit Hole has gone online. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), the film is about a mother and father (played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) dealing with the loss of their child. The movie played to positive notices at the Toronto Film Festival and Nicole Kidman is picking up serious awards buzz for her performance. I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around that since the last Kidman film I enjoyed was 2001’s The Others. It would be nice to break that losing streak. However, Eckhart is always reliable and I’m eager to see if Mitchell has made an honest film that doesn’t veer into the maudlin (which is pretty difficult considering the subject matter).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Rabbit Hole opens in select theaters on December 17th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Rabbit Hole:
RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (NICOLE KIDMAN and AARON ECKHART) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort. The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother (DIANNE WIEST) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (MILES TELLER); while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (SANDRA OH). Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.