Hours, The (2002): A Great Films mini-review

The Hours Movie Poster



Stephen Daldry


The story of how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

My mini-review:

What a magnificent film! An absolutely amazing tour-de-force trio of actresses deliver one of their greatest works to date. It is obvious to the eye that Nicole Kidman steals every single scene she is in with ease. However, Streep and Moore provide great roles as well. This is a film that I’ve grown to love after every viewing.

Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • Virginia confronts her husband at the train station
  • Scenes of Laura with her son
  • The scene involving all three women saying the same sentence
  • Final scene

Outstanding performances:

  • Nicole Kidman (as Virginia Woolf)
  • Julianne Moore (as Laura Brown)
  • Meryl Streep (as Clarissa Vaughan)


1 hour and 54 minutes





5 thoughts on “Hours, The (2002): A Great Films mini-review

  1. Great review, I always thought that the music added to feeling of complexity and soul searching that each woman had during the film.

    1. Thanks! Yes, the music here played a very important role in ranching up the drama. It’s such an excellent film.

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