THE HOURS tells the story of three very different individuals who share the feeling that they have been living their lives for someone else. Virginia Woolf (Kidman) lives in a suburb of London in the 1920s as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway, while also attempting to overcome the mental illness that threatens to engulf her. Laura Brown (Moore), a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is just starting to read Mrs. Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Then, in contemporary New York City, Clarissa Vaughan (Streep) is a modern-day mirror image of Woolfs Mrs. Dalloway as she plans what may be the final party for her friend and former lover, Richard (Harris), who is dying of AIDS.
Saw this flick some time ago & ordered it. WOW. Fascinated by all of these womens' lives...especially Virginia Woolf's who felt condemned by her loved ones to live out the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eddie Nguyen
An extraordinary film, filled with every mixed or tangles emotion one can possibly have, deeply moving and thought provoking. Intense.Published on April 14 2013 by Lindsay Ann Comeau
And just for the record, a condition to won an Oscar, look like an idiot, sick of Aids or ugly. That's the way Hanks won their awards and Nicole won this one. Read morePublished on June 25 2011 by lucio etchamendi
I had put off seeing this film, mostly because of a couple friends saying how "dark" and "depressing" it was. To the contrary, I found it to be just beautiful. Read morePublished on June 27 2004
Wow....this movie was incredible. Almost every actor had a top notch performance going. The only character whose feelings i didn't really understand were those of the man with... Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by The Voice of Reason
I found the movie to be a bit too melodramatic. The first two women suffered from the claustrophobic pressures of their societies. But Meryl Streep's character I didn't get. Read morePublished on May 27 2004
It's really a pleasure to see all these great actos together in one movie. Spephen Daldry's "The Hors", about three women in different times is a beautiful... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by michi