The Hours
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: Stephen Daldry
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-399049
Running time: 1:54 (114 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 24, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#763)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature in this film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham. In 1923, Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) is attempting to start work on her novel Mrs. Dalloway, in which she chronicles one day in the life of a troubled woman. But Virginia has demons of her own, and she struggles to overcome the depression and suicidal impulses that have followed her throughout her life, as her husband Leonard (Stephen Dillane) ineffectually tries to help. In 1951, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is a housewife living in suburban Los Angeles, where she looks after her son Richie (Jack Rovello) and husband Dan (John C. Reilly). Laura is also an avid reader who is currently making her way through Mrs. Dalloway. The farther she gets into the novel, the more Laura discovers that it reflects a dissatisfaction she feels in her own life, and she finds herself pondering the notion of leaving her life behind. Finally, in 2000, Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep) is a literary editor who is caring for Richard Brown (Ed Harris), a former boyfriend and noted author, who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Clarissa is trying to arrange a party to celebrate the fact that Richard has won a prestigious literary award, but is getting little help from Richard's lover, Louis (Jeff Daniels). As she labors to help Richard through another day, he wonders if his life is worth the unending struggle. The Hours also features Toni Collette, Miranda Richardson, Allison Janney, and Claire Danes.
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Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
 • Miramax Films
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.0
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • Filmmakers Introduction
Stephen Daldry....Director
Michael Cunningham....Original Material By
David Hare....Screenwriter
Mark Huffam....Executive Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Robert Fox....Producer
Seamus McGarvey....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Peter Boyle....Film Editor
Philip Glass....Composer
Warren Shaw....Supervising Sound Editor
David Crozier....Production Sound Mixer
Tony Dawe....Production Sound Mixer
Ray Merrin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Graham Daniel....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Adam Daniel....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lee Dichter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Grant Maxwell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ken Hahn....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Maria Djurkovic....Production Designer
Mark Raggett....Art Director
Nick Palmer....Art Director
Lindsay Pugh....Costume Designer
Ivana Primorac....Make-up Artist
Conor O'Sullivan....Make-up Effects
Jo Allen....Make-up Effects
J. Roy Helland....Make-up Artist
Elaine Offers....Make-up Artist
Paul Engelen....Make-up Artist
Stuart Brisdon....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Double Negative
Richard Briscoe....Visual Effects
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
Lyndsay Marshal....Lottie Hope
Linda Bassett....Nelly Boxall
Christian Coulson....Ralph Partridge
Michael Culkin....Doctor
John C. Reilly....Dan Brown
Jack Rovello....Richie
Toni Collette....Kitty
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
Daniel Brocklebank....Rodney
Kate Super....Young Clarissa Vaughn (uncredited)