A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a screenplay by distinguished playwright David Hare and a powerhouse cast: Elements that look golden on paper all too often produce leaden, excessively respectful films, and the marvel of this adaptation of Michael Cunningham's highly literary The Hours
is that it works as well as it does. At the same time, it's the kind of movie that makes you simultaneously admire the act of translation that produced it and wish you were reading the book. Three stories intertwine as each of three very different women lives a single, apparently ordinary day that contains a life-changing revelation. Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
, whose w...