I like a good, depressing movie just so long as there’s a spark of hope at the end. This one fit the bill. Brian does not like depressing movies at all–at least not ones he can relate to.
This movie told the story of a couple’s relationship in the aftermath of their young son’s accidental death. It starred Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Both were excellent in their roles. Nicole Kidman has been in some pretty bad movies recently, so it was nice to see her in a good one for a change. I’m only surprised that this movie did not make more waves at the box office.
While this film was an honest portrayal of the couple’s grief, there were a couple of surprisingly funny scenes that did not take away from the message of the film at all. Recommended–except for Brian (who, incidentally, is still complaining about having to watch this movie).