Intimate and indie, Rabbit Hole is the kind of movie Nicole Kidman doesn't make very much anymore — but probably should. After a string of misbegotten big-screen bombs like Australia, The Golden Compass, and Nine, Kidman gets to settle down here and really act (in a film adapted by Shortbus director John Cameron Mitchell from the David Lindsay-Abaire play), and at the Toronto Film Festival, her performance attracted so much buzz that Lionsgate picked up the movie, slotted it for a December release, and threw Kidman into the Oscar derby. It's a meaty role — Kidman plays a grieving mother opposite Aaron Eckhart as her husband — and the trailer provides ample evidence that Kidman could join this year's crowded Best Actress category (though like so many potential nominees this year, she comes complete with her own looming Norbit: the Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It, which comes out next February at the epicenter of awards season).
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Matt Damon Is Sharing All His Bad Opinions on Sexual Misconduct: ‘Well, We Can Work With That’
Omarosa Draws Pistol, Declares ‘Black Woman Civil War’ Against Robin Roberts
Why Riverdale’s Black Hood Reveal Has to Be a Fake-Out
Let Annette Bening Try to Make You Less Sad About Why She Was Cut From American Crime Story: Katrina
9 Notorious Prince Philip Stories
Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Two Women, Exposing Himself to a Minor
6 Things We Know (and Don’t Know) About the Disney-Fox Merger
The Crown: Who Is the Real Antony Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a Lord Snowdon?
Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked
The Sound of Modern Pop Peaked This Year — and Now It Needs to Change
Latest News from VultureRian Johnson Didn’t Want to Direct Somebody’s Sequel. Then Star Wars: The Last Jedi Came Along
The director once told Vulture that he said no to every franchise offer. So how did The Last Jedi convince him to say yes?Mario Batali Fired From ABC’s The Chew
ABC is cutting all ties with the chef.Hear Me Out: What If The Crown Is Already the Next Game of Thrones?
In all likelihood, the next Game of Thrones will look nothing like Game of Thrones.Charli XCX on Her New Mixtape and Why She’s Not Sure She’ll Release Another Album
“Sometimes I wonder: Should I just not be an artist and be a songwriter?”G-Eazy Is Still Not a Compelling Hitmaker
The Beautiful and Damned mostly just careens through long nights and regrets it in the heavy mornings after.Black Thought’s 10-Minute Freestyle Is a Rap Master Class
Just wait until the sweat starts dripping.Late-Night Shows Slam Net-Neutrality Vote, Host Funeral for the Internet
“The only thing that should slow your internet speed is the number of people also sitting in Starbucks working on their screenplays.”Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases New Song About Ben Franklin, Somehow Still Has Hamilton Stuff Up His Sleeve
It’s part of a new series of “Hamildrops.”Wormwood Premiere Recap: No Other Love
Did the CIA kill Frank Olson? Errol Morris aims to find out the truth.In Defense of Hayden Christensen’s Performance in the Star Wars Prequels
From Girls Trip to Lady Bird.The Big Bang Theory Recap: The Birthday Girls
It’s Amy Farrah Fowler’s birthday, and she’ll hurl if she wants to.Let Annette Bening Try to Make You Less Sad About Why She Was Cut From American Crime Story: Katrina
Bening, a true professional, says her character being cut is for the good of the narrative.Eminem’s 9th Studio Album, Revival, Has Arrived
Marshall Mathers rises again.You Can Now Stream Charli XCX’s Pop 2 Mixtape
The hit queen drops her second mixtape of 2017.The Short List for Best Foreign Language Film Has Been Released
BPM and First They Killed My Father failed to make the cut.Theater Review: An Enticing Twelfth Night for Beginners and Pros Alike
Gateway-drug Shakespeare, in the best sense.Matt Damon Is Sharing All His Bad Opinions on Sexual Misconduct: ‘Well, We Can Work With That’
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior.”Omarosa Draws Pistol, Declares ‘Black Woman Civil War’ Against Robin Roberts
Narrator voice: Nope.Morgan Spurlock Exits His Production Company After Admitting a History of Sexual Misconduct
Two co-founders of Warrior Poets will continue to run the business.