‘Rabbit Hole’ trailer

Posted by · 12:43 pm · October 22nd, 2010

I quite liked John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole,” a smooth adaptation of a stage work with quality performances. So I’m happy to see an understated trailer playing very much into what the film is as opposed to selling it as something it isn’t. Check it out via Apple by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 10-22-2010 at 12:52 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    It looks like Kidman’s had way too much plastic surgery. I couldn’t concentrate on anything else here.

  • 2 10-22-2010 at 12:56 pm

    red_wine said...

    I think the trailer looks horrible. But I’ve been a life long Kidman devotee so I’ll keep an eye out for this one.

  • 3 10-22-2010 at 12:56 pm

    Mike Ward said...

    In a word…WOW!

    Kudos to everyone involved…this looks like something quite moving and memorable…

    And in addition to what appears to be fine work by Kidman, Wiest, and Eckhart… maybe John Cameron Mitchell can get some long overdue props as well.

  • 4 10-22-2010 at 1:01 pm

    Graysmith said...

    I thought it was a good trailer. Nothing mind-blowing, but certainly good enough to pique my interest (further).

  • 5 10-22-2010 at 1:02 pm

    R.J. said...

    I’m kind of used to her “modifications” now, though they never really bothered me to begin with. Maybe I’m too much of a rabid fan of hers to really care, but to each his own. I’m glad we finally got a trailer, I’ve been anticipating this for a while!

  • 6 10-22-2010 at 1:04 pm

    Langston said...

    Looks like it has potential, can’t wait.

  • 7 10-22-2010 at 1:06 pm

    JR said...

    Chad, I initially felt that way, but the clip grew on me. She appears to be looser and less mannered than she’s been in years. I know it’s too much to see the return of the brilliance of Too Die For (imho, she’s never been better), but I have a tad of hope. That said, the forehead simply does not move. (Yes, Nicole, despite your denials, we’re noticing.)

    The rest of the film looks enticing. Eckhart’s a smart actor and I adore Wiest. (Kidman would do well to sit down and stare at her co-star’s gloriously-aged features.

  • 8 10-22-2010 at 1:06 pm

    AntonioA said...

    Great trailer, high hopes for this movie.

  • 9 10-22-2010 at 1:12 pm

    Jim T said...

    I’m almost sure there could have been a much better trailer but I just. don’t. care! Kidman seemed extremely watchable. I mean, even if I don’t end up loving the performance, I can’t imagine not being at least very satisfied.

    At 1:11 she totally reminded me of Zellweger! Wow!
    That is obviously a negative comment but hey, it’s just for a few seconds. I don’t care about the plastics that much.

  • 10 10-22-2010 at 1:54 pm

    Hal said...

    WTF @ the use of that Broken Bells song at the end? Totally doesn’t fit whatsoever.

  • 11 10-22-2010 at 2:01 pm

    JFK said...

    I love this, can’t wait!

  • 12 10-22-2010 at 2:02 pm

    JJ1 said...

    Good trailer. I also think it’s the type that will make people want to check it out (when showed in a theater before the feature presentation).

  • 13 10-22-2010 at 2:36 pm

    Scott W. said...

    Liked the trailer until the Broken Bells song.

  • 14 10-22-2010 at 3:26 pm

    Amy said...

    JR, when exactly is her forehead supposed to be moving? when she is standing still and starring off into space? when she is speaking? I didn’t see Eckhart’s forehead move when he was speaking in the trailer (on botox or as he had surgery, too?)

    As for Wiest, considering the luxurious life she lives (waited on hand and foot), is she not supposed to be a bit more well maintained? What is with American actresses who look about 10 years older than their European and Asian counterparts? Catherine Deneuve, who is 5 years older than Wiest can pass for her YOUNGER sister! And while we are looking at the trailer or the clip of them at the bowling alley, Wiest’s forehead did not move, either, has she been injecting her forehead with botox, too, or is the 20 years younger Kidman the only one to point at?

    Goodness me.

    Kidman gave a brilliant performance, the question is how did she manage it with her face apparently frozen stiff? magic? trickery? Leave the woman be, if her face bothers you then don’t pay to see her films. No one has a gun to your heads.

    You guys have been whining for some 5 years, get over it. Broken record much? it is not as if what you have to say matters to Kidman, she keeps racking up roles and millions.

    Even Mickey Rourke who looks like a monster these days get a pass from you lot.

  • 15 10-22-2010 at 3:51 pm

    James D. said...

    I am surprised to hear you say it is representative of the film, Kris, especially given Mitchell’s track record. I would have assumed that that was a trailer that hid a more eccentric work.

  • 16 10-22-2010 at 4:01 pm

    Everett said...

    Ouch. Bad accent on Kidman.

  • 17 10-22-2010 at 4:13 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “It looks like Kidman’s had way too much plastic surgery. I couldn’t concentrate on anything else here.”

    Yet you can’t say anything snarky about her ex-husband.

    Fight Club ruined the first portion of this trailer. I couldn’t stop snickering at the support group and their dialogue concerning their deceased children.

  • 18 10-22-2010 at 4:18 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Looks like strong acting contender. Maybe nothing more.

  • 19 10-22-2010 at 4:59 pm

    Kevin said...

    Don’t know why other comments seem to be suggesting the trailer isn’t suggestive of Mitchell’s earlier work. Superficially, the film has a more sombre outlook but it definitely seems to hint at his unique visual sensibilities (what with the pen-accented cast names and what looked like animated inserts reminiscent of Shortbus).

    Kidman looks promising here, I’m definitely looking forward to it.

  • 20 10-22-2010 at 5:12 pm

    Glenn said...

    Ugh. I can’t wait for February to see this movie. It looks amazing.

  • 21 10-22-2010 at 6:20 pm

    Cinebrooding said...

    Aaron Eckhart is flawless. He looks like the human embodiment of a Ken doll.

  • 22 10-22-2010 at 7:20 pm

    McAllister said...

    I’m looking forward to it. I hope it’s closer to Moonlight Mile than it is to The Savages.

  • 23 10-22-2010 at 7:29 pm

    Mimi Rogers said...

    Do you think Rabbit Hole has any chance in making into the Top 10 Oscar Best Picture nominee?

  • 24 10-22-2010 at 7:38 pm

    Rob said...

    Wow, Moonlight Mile. Now there’s a movie I forgot existed.

  • 25 10-22-2010 at 7:45 pm

    McAllister said...

    ^one of my favorites.

  • 26 10-22-2010 at 11:07 pm

    jen said...

    Reviews are strong for this. Could be a In the bedroom situation. The top ten is in need of a Serious Suburban American Drama.

  • 27 10-22-2010 at 11:56 pm

    Ryan Hoffman said...

    Looks like my pick of Rabbit Hole as a sure-fire Best Pic nominee earlier this week is starting to look brilliant.

  • 28 10-23-2010 at 3:30 am

    Alex said...

    Looks good – kind of reminds me of The Squid and the Whale with more levity and less bite.

  • 29 10-23-2010 at 8:17 am

    Pete said...

    I quit a third of a way through. I just can’t watch this.

  • 30 10-23-2010 at 8:18 am

    Alex L. said...

    WAAAYYY off topic, but can we get more for your consideration ads on in here. I’m feeling BOMBARDED!!!

  • 31 10-23-2010 at 10:32 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Then they’re working, no?

  • 32 10-23-2010 at 1:30 pm

    Faith said...

    Like /3rtfu11 “Fight Club” did flicker through my mind when I saw the opening scene.

    It looks like a really good film, but I really wish we could have seen Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery in the roles they originated on Broadway. But I know, they needed “big” names to get the film made, blah, blah, blah…

  • 33 10-23-2010 at 7:08 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    Well . . . the play is unsentimental, and this looks weepy.

  • 34 10-23-2010 at 7:43 pm

    Alex said...

    I disagree, Faith. Kidman bought the rights to the play, sought financing, hired a director. Nixon is most likely filthy rich from Sex and the City and could easily have done the same. It also didn’t cost very much – maybe 4 or 5 million.

  • 35 10-23-2010 at 9:41 pm

    Alex L. said...

    Guy: It is actually working, I’m feeling the need to go watch Animal Kingdom now with no prior knowledge of anything about it.

  • 36 10-24-2010 at 5:05 am

    decs said...

    Alex L, see it!

  • 37 10-24-2010 at 3:08 pm

    matsunaga said...

    Kidman is a force to be reckon with in this film… I will consider this for an adapted screenplay nomination.. Eckhart I think also gave a very good performance.. good for a nomination I believe?

  • 38 10-24-2010 at 7:43 pm

    Square Eyes said...

    I think this will be like The Blind Side
    If Kidman gets the nomination so will the film and/or vice versa

  • 39 10-24-2010 at 8:19 pm

    Anton said...

    The Blind Side got a nomination because of it did well at the box office. Sandra Bullock won because she was the star of a hit film, was in ‘Erin Brockovich’ mode and it was a weak year (they weren’t going to give the award to Meryl Streep).

    That film was atrocious – not even worthy of the Hallmark Channel. It had the emotional depth of a puddle.

    If this film gets in, it will be because it an unpretentious, well made film that resonates with adults.

  • 40 10-24-2010 at 10:35 pm

    Square Eyes said...

    I’m not comparing the films, I’m comparing the fact that both of their lead actresses have awards hype around them.
    And to say that The Blind Side only got a nomination because it did well at the box office is quite incompetent of you.

  • 41 10-25-2010 at 5:03 am

    Chris said...

    I dont wanna get in the middle of this – I love both Kidman and Bullock.
    But Square Eyes, to suggest that The Blind Side would’ve made it in to the top 10 despite an impressive box office haul is quite incompetent of you.

  • 42 10-25-2010 at 8:39 am

    Eric said...

    I can’t see Wiest getting nominated while Kidman doesn’t. I’m definitely predicting Kidman in my top 5.

  • 43 10-26-2010 at 9:37 pm

    Becky said...

    Does anyone know the songs that were played during this trailer?

  • 44 11-19-2010 at 1:47 am

    Abbie said...

    I love the Broken Bells song in the trailer. It fits well and it is nice.