At the heart of “Rabbit Hole”


[Synopsis: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest.]


Becca: Does it ever go away?

Nat: No, I don’t think it does. Not for me, it hasn’t – has gone on for eleven years. But it changes though.

Becca: How?

Nat: I don’t know… the weight of it, I guess. At some point, it becomes bearable. It turns into something that you can crawl out from under and… carry around like a brick in your pocket. And you… you even forget it, for a while. But then you reach in for whatever reason and – there it is. Oh right, that. Which could be aweful – not all the time. It’s kinda… [deep breath] … not that you’d like it exactly, but it’s what you’ve got instead of your son. So, you carry it around. And it doesn’t go away. Which is…

Becca: Which is what?

Nat: Fine, actually.


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2 Responses to At the heart of “Rabbit Hole”

  1. sizzle says:

    That was the most memorable scene for me. It really struck a chord.

  2. matt says:

    I haven’t seen, and likely won’t – but I like this bit. And suspect it fits most big grief events.

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