The Hours

The Hours ★★★★

“What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It’s all you can bear.”

There is so much pain, thrumming and quiet, but ever present until it breaks these women. It’s punctuated with the haunting music of Philip Glass, which captures the yearning for happiness with a bittersweet motif of melodies. The music swirls as the women’s lives mirror each other, close enough to make sense but never enough to avoid the inevitability of their sadness.