• The Hours (2002)

The Hours

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Hours makes for a fascinating and ultimately successful stunt in its cross-cutting among the decades. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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.

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Awards

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 (2003)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Foreign Film
Guldbagge Award (2004)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture