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], c2002
Edition: Special collector's ed. widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792187127
0792187121
9780792189749
0792189744
Branch Call Number: DVD Hours
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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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rosieveg
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 :)

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Teyfor8Wyoma
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.

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Books100
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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21221012271000
Oct 26, 2010

Quite a film.

The screen play (writing) follows the original novel of the same name almost verbatim. Acting is superb.

Though it exposes the dark(er) side of life for most part, it is nevertheless quite gripping.

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ewakk
Oct 16, 2010

One of the best movies ever. Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf is excellent. Great adaptation of a great novel.

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madlibscientist
Oct 25, 2009

Amazing script, amazing cast- truly a remarkable and thoughful film.

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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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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 23, 2011

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nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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