Rabbit Hole

Monday January 31st 2011

Remember when ‘Hollywood’ made a film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer-winning play Doubt and they let him direct it? And then in order to justify bringing it to the big screen, he went completely Danny Boyle on that mother and filled it full of wonky angles and expressionistic sound effects.

This week’s play-turned-movie Rabbit Hole, from Shortbus director John Cameron Mitchell, seems to have the opposite attitude: that plays are wicked and movies should be more like them.

So if you enjoy fairly tense emotional dialogue shot in the most banal, uncinematic manner possible, then get ready for the best 91 minutes of your life.

You haven’t seen sitting until you’ve seen this movie.