Cold Mountain tells the story of a wounded Confederate soldier named Inman (Jude Law)who struggles on a perilous journey to get back home to Cold Mountain, N.C. as well as to Ada (Nicole Kidman), the woman he left behind before going off to fight in the Civil War. Along the way, he meets a long line of interesting and colorful characters, while back at home, Ada is learning the ropes of managing her deceased father's farm with Ruby (Renee Zellweger), a scrappy drifter who assists and teaches Ada along the way.
The time to hide is over. The time to regret is gone. The time to live is now.
Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2002), two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (Best Actress, Sophie's Choice, 1982; Best Supporting Actress, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979) and Julianne Moore (Hannibal), star as three women from different eras who are linked by their common yearnings and fears! Virginia Woolf (Kidman), in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. A wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, Laura Brown (Moore), is reading Mrs. Dalloway and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a present-day version of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, lives in New York city and is in love with a friend, Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind) who is dying of AIDS. Also starring John C. Reilly (Gangs Of New York), Claire Danes (Brokedown Palace) and Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), their engaging stories intertwine until they come together in a surprising moment of shared recognition.