Grief.....a really good movie to explore it

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    hi everyone,

    I happened upon a really good film called Rabbithole.

    It deals with going through the grieving process. It can be streamed on netflix.

    Anyone else ever heard of it?
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    I lost my son when he was 13 five years ago. I saw Rabbit Hole not very long ago. It is a very realistic portrayal of grieving for a child. I related a great deal to the mother's way of dealing with it.

    It is not an absolute. The beauty of the film is in its ability to touch the specific grief of a parent for a child. But I know for a fact from my own involvement in grief support groups that not everyone grieves the same. For me this movie had a lot of truth in it. The mother's grief looked a lot like my own. And the quote from the movie that it never goes away, it is more like a rock you carry around in your pocket, heavier on some days than others, is spot on. I suspect this movie could be very hard for a lot of people to sit through. I had a nearly empty movie theater when I saw it and was glad because I sobbed like a baby, especially at the end scene. They did a nice job of not making it all better, of just showing you have to go on and that the sorrow is now a permanent part of who you are.
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    Quote from not.done.yet
    I lost my son when he was 13 five years ago. I saw Rabbit Hole not very long ago. It is a very realistic portrayal of grieving for a child. I related a great deal to the mother's way of dealing with it.

    It is not an absolute. The beauty of the film is in its ability to touch the specific grief of a parent for a child. But I know for a fact from my own involvement in grief support groups that not everyone grieves the same. For me this movie had a lot of truth in it. The mother's grief looked a lot like my own. And the quote from the movie that it never goes away, it is more like a rock you carry around in your pocket, heavier on some days than others, is spot on. I suspect this movie could be very hard for a lot of people to sit through. I had a nearly empty movie theater when I saw it and was glad because I sobbed like a baby, especially at the end scene. They did a nice job of not making it all better, of just showing you have to go on and that the sorrow is now a permanent part of who you are.
    First my condolences for your loss....*big virtual hug*

    I think you summed it up very nicely. Another film that just tears me up whenever I watch it is What Dreams May Come ....oy what a powerful film......
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    Yep, it was fantastic! Another good one I just saw was Brad Pitt's movie, "The Tree of Life". Profound in its hindsight of family dynamics prior to the death. It's a little slow in the startup, but I feel it's a true portrayal of coping.
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    TY Lori I will be sure to check it out
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    Hayao Miyazaki's "Graveyard of Fireflies" deals with the death of a parent and a sibling during wartime.
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    "My life" with Michael Keaton is also a really good movie about death and coping. Queen Latifah plays a great hospice nurse.
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    Quote from mindlor
    First my condolences for your loss....*big virtual hug*

    I think you summed it up very nicely. Another film that just tears me up whenever I watch it is What Dreams May Come ....oy what a powerful film......
    I love what Dreams May Become! I purchased the movie Very powerful film
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    Quote from NurseLil-lea
    I love what Dreams May Become! I purchased the movie Very powerful film
    I know right? The critics just savaged it? I guess because it had Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr, they were all expecting a yuckfest and instead got a deeply profound, and philiosophical movie that had them crying and feeling very uncomfortable....

    Anothe movie that got unfairly savaged was Mr. Saturday Night with Billy Crystal....again, they were expecting a comedy....


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