The Hours

Synopsis: In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she can't stop reading the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two stories are simultaneously linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who's writing the novel mentioned before.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Daldry
Production: Miramax Films
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 125 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

What if nobody comes?

This is Clarissa Vaughan.

Yes, I am just confirming

that you're sending a car

to pick me up first.


- Hi, Clarissa.

- Hi, can't talk.

And then we're

going over to 679 Hudson,

which is at 9th and 14th.

Then you will take me uptown

and you will wait for us.

And it'll be over at seven.


What a beautiful morning.

Hi, Clarissa.

How are you?

I'm having a party.

My friend Richard's won

the Carruthers.

Well, that's just terrific...

if I knew what it was.

It's a poetry prize

for a life's work.

It's the most prestigious.

For a poet,

it's the best you can do.

Oh, very good.

So, what would you like?

The lilies are perfect.

No. Too morbid.

Hydrangeas, I think.

And, um...

Oh, oh, let's just have

buckets of roses.

And... I think I'm going

to take these with me.



Thank you.

I actually tried

to read Richard's novel.

You did?

Oh, I know. It's not easy.

I know.

It did take him

ten years to write.

Maybe it just takes

another ten to read.

It's you, isn't it?

What is?

In the novel,

isn't it meant to be you?

Oh, I see.


Sort of.

I mean, in a way.

You know, Richard's a writer.

That's what he is.

He uses things

which actually happen.


And years ago,

he and I were students.

That's true.

But, you know,

then he changes things.

Oh, sure.

I don't mean in a bad way.

It's more like...

he makes them his own.

A woman's whole life...

in a single day,

just one day...

and in that day,

her whole life.

This is what we need.


Mrs. Dalloway, it's you.

Yes, it's me!

Oh... It's me.

Come in.


it's a beautiful morning.

How about we let in

a little more light?

Is it still morning?

Yes, it is.

Have I died?

Good morning, my dear.

Any visitors?


Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

David Hare

Sir David Hare Born5 June 1947 (age 70) St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter, director EducationMA (Cantab.), English Literature Alma materLancing College Jesus College, Cambridge Notable worksThe Judas Kiss Plenty Pravda The Absence of War Licking Hitler Skylight Strapless The Blue Room Stuff Happens Notable awardsBAFTA, Golden Bear, Olivier Award SpouseNicole Farhi Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing. more…

All David Hare scripts | David Hare Scripts

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "The Hours" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    The Hours

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.