I watched The Hours last night. I watched it last year too. What is really weird is that I could hardly remember a single bit of the plot and very little of the detail either. I remembered the people/actors and some of the scenes as they unfolded and the wonderfully deep and moving score by Philip Glass. It made me wonder whether I had been watching it whilst I had been blogging or something or whether I just found it too emotionally stressful at the time. In fact it is an incredibly emotional film but last night I had no problem watching it. I think I can say without fear of being wrong that I won't forget it a second time!
It almost goes without saying that Meryl Streep was superb. However Nicole Kidman, who is not one of my favourite actresses (I always tend to think of her as a one-person Nicole Kidman publicity machine after Moulin Rouge) was also superb as Virginia Woolf.
I must read Mrs Dalloway.