The Hours

The Hours

DVD - 2003
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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], ©2002
Edition: Special collector's edition
ISBN: 9780792189749
0792189744
9780792187127
0792187121
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ho
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature thematic elements, some disturbing images and brief language

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iloveseaotters
Mar 29, 2020

Excellent movie. Very powerful. I tried reading the book (The Hours) a few times but really couldn't get into it. Now I would rather read Mrs. Dalloway. It was interesting the way the three stories intersected. Great performances by everyone as well. This movie is most definitely a drama with very little humor.

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stevania_k
Feb 05, 2020

the movie is ok if there’s nothing else to watch. IMO Nicole Kidman’s acting was captivating while Meryl Streep’s was rather exaggerating. I would have stopped watching halfway if it was not because of Kidman’s acting.

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GroundSuppression
Jan 29, 2020

Film is Based on the writing of virginia woolf: one of the few women -- or the only woman-- included in the pantheon of Great Writers, aka the canon. But in this man's world, the script is written, the movie is directed and produced by men (one of the great men Harvey Weinstein). Yet, men do not see themselves as part of the master narrative.

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Punnoval
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!

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lukasevansherman
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.

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Nooksack20
Nov 30, 2017

ultra-boring chick flick. Just really bad.

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gingin1972
Aug 23, 2017

Boring pointless crap of a movie!

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phillydude
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.

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frishta
Sep 26, 2014

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

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mdelane2
Jun 19, 2013

Dark. Not for kids.

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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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