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Release Date: December 27th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane

Director: Stephen Daldry

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Miramax Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though Daldry elicits brilliant performances, particularly from Meryl Streep and Claire Danes, on balance The Hours is more pretentious than penetrating about existential despair. show more

  • The links and resonances remain largely abstract -- to understand them isn't necessarily to be moved by them -- while the individual dramas of those three lives are often stirring, and the three starring performances are unforgettable.

  • Kidman, Moore, and Streep do some of their best work, backed by a first-rank supporting cast. show more

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