The Hours Poster

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

Keywords: Gripping, Moving, New York City, 2000s, Hotel, 1950s, Emotional, 1940s, London, Los Angeles, Death

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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Awards

Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (2004)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Directing
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)