The Hours


Three women in different times are all affected by Virginia Woolf’s works. Starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and the one you don’t recognize in the movie poster is Nicole Kidman.

Wow this movie is slow. I kept reading about how hard it was to make this book into a movie. They kept saying it couldn’t be done. Well, I can see how it was difficult, but I think the screenwriter did the best he could do with the material. I really liked the way it went from one time period to another because it bounced from Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) in 1923 to Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) in 1951 to Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep) in 19?? seemed like the 80’s but I missed that date flash on the screen.


It was interesting how they were all tied in together with Virginia writing Mrs. Dalloway, Laura Brown reading it and Clarissa almost living like Mrs. Dalloway. There were other ways they all tied together too, but I don’t want to spoil it for those that might see it. I think it would have been better to read than to watch though because some parts just dragged and dragged and I fell asleep multiple times.

Rating: B-


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