Coming Out at 27 December 2002 in theaters.
The Hours is psychological drama film directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. Supporting roles are played by Ed Harris, John C. Reilly, Stephen Dillane, Jeff Daniels, Miranda Richardson, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, and Eileen Atkins. The screenplay by David Hare is based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title.
The plot focuses on three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. These are Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a New Yorker preparing an award party for her AIDS-stricken long-time friend and poet, Richard (Harris) in 2001; Laura Brown (Moore), a pregnant 1950s California housewife in an unhappy marriage with a young son; and Virginia Woolf (Kidman) herself in 1920s England, who is struggling with depression and mental illness while trying to write her novel.
With the exception of the opening and final scenes, which depict the 1941 suicide by drowning of Virginia Woolf in the River Ouse, the film takes place within the span of a single day in three different decades and alternates between them following three women: Virginia Woolf in 1923, Laura Brown in 1951, and Clarissa Vaughan in 2001.
Director: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Michael Cunningham (novel), David Hare
Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson, George Loftus, Charley Ramm
|Nicole Kidman||…||Virginia Woolf|
|Julianne Moore||…||Laura Brown|
|Meryl Streep||…||Clarissa Vaughan|
|Stephen Dillane||…||Leonard Woolf|
|Miranda Richardson||…||Vanessa Bell|
|George Loftus||…||Quentin Bell|
|Charley Ramm||…||Julian Bell|
|Sophie Wyburd||…||Angelica Bell|
|Lyndsey Marshal||…||Lottie Hope|
|Linda Bassett||…||Nelly Boxall|
|Christian Coulson||…||Ralph Partridge|
|John C. Reilly||…||Dan Brown|
|Margo Martindale||…||Mrs. Latch|
|Colin Stinton||…||Hotel Clerk|
|Ed Harris||…||Richard Brown|
|Allison Janney||…||Sally Lester|
|Claire Danes||…||Julia Vaughan|
|Jeff Daniels||…||Louis Waters|
|Eileen Atkins||…||Barbara in the Flower Shop|
|Carmen De Lavallade||…||Clarissa’s Neighbor|
|Aaron Boyum||…||Young Richard Brown|
|Michael Cunningham||…||Man outside shop|
|Kate Super||…||Young Clarissa Vaughan|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia