Personally， I do like this wonderful female writer. When she replied that someone had to die in the novel in order that the rest of us could value life more， I suddenly wanted to see her novels from another perspective， that is， how she wanted to live but she couldnt so her death let us cherish our life more. Always Ive been thinking that her theme of death in her works is the result of her mental illness. And it is actually. Just because she couldnt live a life with torture for her， she made her characters die in the novel as a reflection of herself to made the rest of us value life more.Letters in it：Dear Leonard，To look life in the faceAlways to look life in the faceAnd to know it for what it isAt last， to know it， to love it for what it is， and then to put it away.Leonard， always the years between us， always the years， always...the love... always the hours.Dearest， I feel certain I am going mad again. I feel we cant go through another of those terrible times. And I shant recover this time. I begin to hear voices， and I cant concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I dont think two people could have been happier till this terrible disease came. I cant fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life， that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I cant even write this properly. I cant read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that – everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I cant go on spoiling your life any longer. I dont think two people could have been happier than we have been.
跨越时空的三个女人，因为一个名字被联系起来----戴罗薇夫人。 弗吉妮娅·伍尔芙(妮可·基德曼)，生活在上世纪20年代的伦敦郊区，正在完成她最后一部小说《戴罗薇夫人》。游走在虚构与现实生活边缘的她，承受着巨大的压力与被束缚感，内心甚至渴求着死亡。 劳拉·布朗(朱丽安·摩尔)，生活在二战末期的洛杉矶家庭主妇。《戴罗薇夫人》引起她不断追问自己，什么才是更有意义的生活？日复一日的持家生活同样让她萌生自杀的愿望。 克拉丽萨·沃甘(梅丽尔·斯特里普)，生活在90年代的纽约，正过着戴罗薇夫人式的生活。她深爱的朋友理查德，才华横溢却因艾滋病难以自理。好心的戴罗薇夫人担当起派对的主人，为每个人带来快乐，却难以化解内心的孤单与忧伤。 不同的时空里，她们的内心深处，关于死亡的挣扎与抗争，没有停息，时时刻刻。