One of the year's few straight-up serious dramas
producer. Ever since its critically acclaimed Toronto fest premiere, “Rabbit Hole” hopped to the forefront of the Oscar chatter, but the indie drama could encounter hurdles in the major categories. The film lacks the epic scope of traditional picture winners and may even seem too similar to “Ordinary People.” Stage-savvy “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” director-creator John Cameron Mitchell makes a notable transition to weightier material here, working with writer Lindsay-Abaire to open up the play. If the Academy connects with the emotional material, both could be honored for their efforts.
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