The Hours

The Hours

Meryl Streep
Director: Stephen Daldry Cast: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
, Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Stephen Daldry

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Overview

Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature in this film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham. In 1923, Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) is attempting to start work on her novel Mrs. Dalloway, in which she chronicles one day in the life of a troubled woman. But Virginia has demons of her own, and she struggles to overcome the depression and suicidal impulses that have followed her throughout her life, as her husband Leonard (Stephen Dillane) ineffectually tries to help. In 1951, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is a housewife living in suburban Los Angeles, where she looks after her son Richie (Jack Rovello) and husband Dan (John C. Reilly). Laura is also an avid reader who is currently making her way through Mrs. Dalloway. The farther she gets into the novel, the more Laura discovers that it reflects a dissatisfaction she feels in her own life, and she finds herself pondering the notion of leaving her life behind. Finally, in 2000, Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep) is a literary editor who is caring for Richard Brown (Ed Harris), a former boyfriend and noted author, who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Clarissa is trying to arrange a party to celebrate the fact that Richard has won a prestigious literary award, but is getting little help from Richard's ex-lover, Louis (Jeff Daniels). As she labors to help Richard through another day, he wonders if his life is worth the unending struggle. The Hours also features Toni Collette, Miranda Richardson, Allison Janney, and Claire Danes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0032429285270
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 1,855

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "The Certainty of Your Goodness"
2. The Hours
3. "I May Have a First Sentence"
4. "Happy Birthday!"
5. "Flowers!"
6. "I'm Staying Alive for You"
7. "This Day of All Days"
8. "To Show Him We Really Love Him"
9. "You're Reading a Book"
10. "Even Crazy People Like to Be Asked"
11. "It's Like Having a Presentiment"
12. "Did You Think I Was Better?"
13. "All I Want to Do Is Just Give a Party"
14. "Richmond or Death"
15. "An Idea of Our Happiness"
16. "I Chose Life"
17. "And Then to Put It Away"

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