Friday, January 28, 2011

On "Rabbit Hole"

From The Dispatch:
As a film about coping with grief, and the very act of simply moving on, “Rabbit Hole” is a delicate and moving work that deals with its issues in refreshingly grown-up ways. It lacks the emotional histrionics one might expect, and instead explores its characters’ pain without providing easy answers. The loss of a child is one of the greatest tragedies one can experience, and Mitchell refuses to simply put a Band-Aid on the problem and move on. And while it may feel a bit aimless, there is no clear end to such a tragedy, and Mitchell allows his characters to develop in such a way that they never fully heal, but are never fully consumed by their sadness either. For such a heavy subject, “Rabbit Hole” is remarkably light on its feet, uplifting even. It’s an emotionally cathartic experience that finds humor and positivity even in the darkest situations.
Click here to read my full review.

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