The hours

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Paramount Home Entertainment,
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Special collector's ed.; full screen version.
Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature in this film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham. In 1923, Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) is attempting to start work on her novel Mrs. Dalloway, in which she chronicles one day in the life of a troubled woman. But Virginia has demons of her own, and she struggles to overcome the depression and suicidal impulses that have followed her throughout her life, as her husband Leonard (Stephen Dillane) ineffectually tries to help. In 1951, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is a housewife living in suburban Los Angeles, where she looks after her son Richie (Jack Rovello) and husband Dan (John C. Reilly). Laura is also an avid reader who is currently making her way through Mrs. Dalloway. The farther she gets into the novel, the more Laura discovers that it reflects a dissatisfaction she feels in her own life, and she finds herself pondering the notion of leaving her life behind. Finally, in 2000, Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep) is a literary editor who is caring for Richard Brown (Ed Harris), a former boyfriend and noted author, who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Clarissa is trying to arrange a party to celebrate the fact that Richard has won a prestigious literary award, but is getting little help from Richard's ex-lover, Louis (Jeff Daniels). As she labors to help Richard through another day, he wonders if his life is worth the unending struggle. The Hours also features Toni Collette, Miranda Richardson, Allison Janney, and Claire Danes. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 47489096-1944-033f-e110-686571b1a545
Grouping Title hours
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auth_author2 Boyle, Peter, 1946-, Collette, Toni., Cunningham, Michael, 1952-, Daldry, Stephen., Danes, Claire, 1979-, Daniels, Jeff, 1955-, Dillane, Stephen, 1956-, Dillane, Stephen., Djurkovic, Maria., Fox, Robert, 1952-, Glass, Philip., Hare, David, 1947-, Harris, Ed, 1950-, Janney, Allison., Kidman, Nicole, 1967-, McGarvey, Seamus, 1967-, Moore, Julianne., Reilly, John C., 1965-, Richardson, Miranda., Roth, Ann, 1931-, Rudin, Scott, 1958-, Streep, Meryl.
author2-role Boyle, Peter,1946-, Collette, Toni., Cunningham, Michael,1952-Hours., Daldry, Stephen., Danes, Claire,1979-, Daniels, Jeff,1955-, Dillane, Stephen,1956-, Dillane, Stephen., Djurkovic, Maria., Fox, Robert,1952-, Glass, Philip., Hare, David,1947-, Harris, Ed,1950-, Janney, Allison., Kidman, Nicole,1967-, McGarvey, Seamus,1967-, Miramax Films., Moore, Julianne., Paramount Pictures Corporation., Reilly, John C.,1965-, Richardson, Miranda., Roth, Ann,1931-, Rudin, Scott,1958-, Streep, Meryl.
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display_description In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.
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subject_facet DIGITAL VIDEO DISC, Drama, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Women -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama, Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Influence -- Drama
title_display The hours
title_full The Hours [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films presents a Scott Rudin/Robert Fox production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Fox ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, The hours [videorecording] / [presented by] Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films ; produced by Scott Rudin, Robert Fox ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
title_short The hours
topic_facet Films for the hearing impaired, Influence, Man-woman relationships, Women, Woolf, Virginia
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