Us Rating: **
After their only son is killed in a car accident, Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) hit an emotional iceberg in this oppressively bleak drama. A taut-faced Kidman courts Oscar with her obvious arc: grief, the slow burn of guilt, the angry pop and, finally, redemption. Eckhart’s more accessible character flirts and gets high with a fellow bereaved parent (a strong Sandra Oh) in scenes that come as a relief. Actors love these meaty roles; viewers, less so.