The Hours

$41m

DBO

$67m

FBO
12 2001 114 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

The Hours chronicles a day in the life of three very different individuals, all of whom share the feeling that they have been living their lives for someone else. Virginia Woolf lives in a suburb of London in the 1920s as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway, while also attempting to overcome the mental illness that threatens to engulf her. Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is reading Mrs. Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Finally, Clarissa Vaughan is a modern-day Mrs. Dalloway in contemporary New York, planning a party for her friend and former lover who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature.

Credits

Awards

2003 Golden Globes

Winner

  • Best Film - Drama
  • Best Actress - Drama

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Actress - Drama
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Score

2003 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Actor - Supporting Role
  • Best Picture

2003 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Actress - Leading Role

Nominated

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation
  • Best Actor - Supporting Role
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role
  • Best Editing
  • Best Music - Original Score
  • Best Director

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The Hours - Official Trailer (HD)

The Hours - Official Trailer (HD)

The Hours chronicles a day in the life of three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, who find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature. Virginia Woolf lives in a suburb of London in the 1920s as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is reading Mrs. Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Finally, Clarissa Vaughan is a modern-day Mrs. Dalloway in contemporary New York, planning a party for her friend and former lover who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Starring, in alphabetical order: Allison Janney, Claire Danes, Ed Harris, Jeff Daniels, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Miranda Richardson, Nicole Kidman, Stephen Dillane, Toni Collette

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Starring: Allison Janney, Claire Danes, Ed Harris, Jeff Daniels, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Miranda Richardson, Nicole Kidman, Stephen Dillane, Toni Collette

The Hours chronicles a day in the life of three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, who find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature. Virginia Woolf lives in a suburb of London in the 1920s as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is reading Mrs. Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Finally, Clarissa Vaughan is a modern-day Mrs. Dalloway in contemporary New York, planning a party for her friend and former lover who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Starring, in alphabetical order: Allison Janney, Claire Danes, Ed Harris, Jeff Daniels, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Miranda Richardson, Nicole Kidman, Stephen Dillane, Toni Collette