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I thought LonelyDumptruck was going for walkies with Rodney when he got off work tonight. Rabbit Hole was showing at the theatrepub but it started about half an hour before LonelyDumptruck gets off work, so I figured tonight was the night to take my happy ass to a movie.

I found out LonelyDumptruck went home sick around 2, but not until I got home from the movie and picking up some quickie dinner. Oops.

Rabbit Hole is based on a play that is on my short list of Things I Want to Direct. There were about as many people there as you would expect at an Oscar nominated weepy. I loved it. When the playwright does the adaptation, it usually turns out well. He did a great job opening it up, That is so often where stage-to-screen adaptations fall down.The 80's were a particularly dark time, someday I have to write up my rant of what dismal piles of lukewarm shit opening up made of some brilliant plays.

Rabbit Hole really did it right. The new settings and situations added to the story and the additional characters actually helped to build some of the themes of the story. A+ all around.


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Feb. 17th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
Ooh, another weepie. I can't cope with those!
Feb. 17th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
I love that show. It makes me cry so much. I wish the movie had a better chance of winning.
Feb. 22nd, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Me too. I'm really hoping it gets best adaption.
Feb. 18th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Really? I found Rabbit hole to be dull. the acting was fantastic, but i did not care for any of the characters one bit.
Feb. 22nd, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
I love the play. I do remember the mom starting out more awful and deserving of the eye-rolls early on and the sister being a bit more nuanced though.
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