The Hours
2002
***
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Toni Collette

The lives of author Virginia Woolf, a 1950s housewife and a modern day literary agent come together in this uniformly well acted drama. The story is adapted from Michael Cunnnigham’s novel, and it’s refreshing that there is no voiceover that explains every little detail. On the other hand, it’s difficult to relate to the characters when you don’t know the background for their troubles. Nicole Kidman (and the fake nose) won an Oscar for the smallish lead role.