Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I received the play "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire as a gift from a dear friend (I haven't seen the movie yet). I've had it for a month now I think, and haven't cracked it open yet.

L read it the week after we received it. He said that it was good, and that I'll cry.

And I know I will. I know it will make me think, and bring to the surface emotions and thoughts. And I just need to dive in and read it. So I can talk about it with my friend. And L. And you.

If you've seen the movie, or read the play, what did you think about it?


  1. i watched the movie and i thought it was good, definitely tense. they did a good job of showing it from multiple sides, and got me thinking about how others around me are affected by my loss. i thought it was pretty realistic at the end. and yes, of course, i cried.

  2. I cried. It was hard to watch at times, and hit so incredibly close to home in parts. My experience with loss is so very different than yours or the movie, but there are parts that hold true for all of us in the baby lost community. I watched the movie "the other woman" on sunday night, very good movie, I thought, but also very hard to watch and hit so close to home in areas. You will cry and it is ok to do so. I agree that it gave me a different perspective on how I am perceived and what i have gone through/am going through.

  3. Ever since the movie came about I have wanted to watch it. But then I don't. And now I'm not in a place where I need/ want to re-open and re-live the darkest hours of my grief via a movie. So ... not sure when or if I'll watch the movie or read the book. I once needed to read (devour) the grief of others wether through books, blogs, movies, memoirs but now after 4 years of healing, it know longer really offers me the comfort it once did.

  4. we have it on our DVD order list, I haven't read the book, from what I've heard, its a good film and brings the nightmare so many of us have lived, are living closer to the people who don't know, maybe? I'm not sure that's possible. But i do think it's good there is a film about the life after loss without being all rosy and pat on the back etc.. I also see films as a channel of communication, like books, and maybe just maybe it reaches out to some people who will try to understand and learn from it.

    I will watch it, out of curiosity to see how good a job "they" did.

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  5. I want to see the movie. I just need to find the time these days. I have heard that it does not portray grief accurately.

  6. I have the movie on my media player, but just haven't had the courage to watch yet. Not sure what I'm afraid of, but I am.
    I will be interested to hear what you think of the book.

  7. i have the movie and have watched it twice. it hit so incredibly real with me, i normally hate nicole kidman but i really connected with her on this one. i did cry a lot both times. the second time i actually watched it because i felt like i needed a good cry and the film was my companion and allowed me the release that doesn't come so easily these days but is still just as important for me. i imagine to read it would be even sadder. give it a go, you can always put it down if it gets too much. xxx anne, harvey and dots mum xxx