The Hours
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9 Nominations / 1 Win
Year 2002
Director Stephen Daldry
Writer David Hare
Starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
75th Academy Awards

The Hours is a 2002 drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, John C. Reilly, Claire Danes, Allison Janney and Jeff Daniels. The screenplay by David Hare is based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Michael Cunningham. Critical reaction to the film was mostly positive, with nine Academy Award nominations.




In 1923 England, ailing novelist Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway', under the care of doctors and family. In 1951 Los Angeles, Laura Brown is a pregnant housewife whom is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001 New York, Clarrisa Vaughn is a lesbian publisher planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel mentioned before, as one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.