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Trailer For Rabbit Hole Movie

Surviving Loss: The Tear Inducing Rabbit Hole Trailer

Just the thought leaves a lump in a mother's throat. It's impossible to fathom how parents deal with losing a child, but they do — they survive. In John Cameron Mitchell's latest film, Rabbit Hole, Becca and Howie Corbett (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) cope with the unexpected death of their young son. It looks to be a compelling film; when it hits theaters in December, will you go see it?

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techkim techkim 6 years
Nope can't watch that kind of movie. Just too hard.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 6 years
heart wrenching subject matter.. looks like a good cast, especially Aaron Eckhart.
talonsage talonsage 6 years
My son died at 4 days of age 13 years ago. He had an undiagnosed heart defect, HLHS, and such a severe instance of it along with other vascular abnormalities that even if the doctors had known, he wouldn't have survived. Sometimes I can watch movies like this. My husband can't. We sort of reversed roles in that respect. He cries at the drop of sentiment in TV shows or movies, and I am generally unmoved. But it's never that simple. I cry when I see soldiers reunited with their families, animals surviving incredible odds or performing acts of bravery and loyalty that...well you get the idea. Mostly I avoid things like this movie. But there are times where I feel drawn to them, where it's almost impossible not to seek this sort of thing out. I know why. Pain is love. I can say his name with a smile, and tell you Rhys was a stubborn, beautiful baby with eyes like dark stars. I can smile honestly, and tell you how competent I felt with the birth of my son as I held him in my arms. I KNEW this little soul, I knew how to care for him. I can tell you I had no uncertainties about taking care of him and raising him. And I can smile and tell you there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my Best Boy. But I'll also tell you that the pain never, ever gets better. It never grows less, the pain today is as sharp as the pain I felt when the doctor came in to tell us how sorry he was, and I watched my father crumple into tears. It hurts so much I can't breathe. Time does not heal this wound. But time gives experience and in time you learn better tools to deal with the pain and grief. It's hard work. For a parent who has lost their child, it is a lifetime of hard work. But I would never trade my pain for ignorance. Tony Arata summed it up nicely for me in the song he wrote that Garth Brooks performs; The Dance. The Dance Looking back on the memory of The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone For a moment all the world was right How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye To hear what Garth Brooks has to say about The Dance, and to see the video, there's a link below. Sorry for the long post. And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss the dance Holding you I held everything For a moment wasn't I a king But if I'd only known how the king would fall Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss the dance Yes my life is better left to chance I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance
stephley stephley 6 years
I couldn't watch it.
psterling psterling 6 years
I saw the play and that was pretty wrenching, even though I didn't have kids. Now I'm pregnant and curious to see the film adaptation but I think it might be a little too much for me!
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