The Hours

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: December 27, 2002
DVD: June 24, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.53
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Claire Danes, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Miranda Richardson, Toni Collette, Jeff Daniels


Three women, each living in a different time and place, are all linked by their yearnings and their fears as they search for more potent, meaningful lives.

Virginia Woolf (Kidman), in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway .

Laura Brown (Moore), a wife and mother in Los Angeles at the end of World War II, is reading Mrs. Dalloway , and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devasting change in her life.

Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a contemporary version of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, lives in New York City today, and is in love with her friend Richard (Harris), a brilliant poet who is dying of AIDS.

Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Director: Stephen Daldry
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Robert Fox
Screenplay: David Hare
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