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The Hours

Rating:PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, some disturbing images and brief language)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:December 27, 2002
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Claire Danes
Director:Stephen Daldry
Producer:Scott Rudin, Robert Fox
Writer:David Hare
Distributor:Miramax Films

Description: Spanning across various time periods in the 20th Century, a drama which revolves around three very different women: two of whom have been profoundly affected by the works of Virginia Woolf; the other woman is Woolf, herself. All three are battling with issues of freedom, responsibility and identity. As the story unfolds, they are negotiating their way through different depressive states: Virginia Woolf is struggling to write her novel "Mrs. Dalloway" in 1923, as she recovers from depression; Laura Brown is a depressed and pregnant L.A. housewife who reads Woolf's novel in 1949, as she plans her husband's birthday party; and, the exasperated Clarissa Vaughn is a book editor in modern-day New York, who is planning a farewell party for her AIDS-inflicted former lover, Richard--a famous author who had nicknamed her Mrs. Dalloway.

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