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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Traces one man's extraordinary journey toward self -discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death of his estranged wife, Quoyle's fortunes begin to change when his long-lost aunt convinces him and his daughter to head north. Now, in a place where life is as rough as the weather and secrets are as vast as the ocean, Quoyle lands a job as a reporter for the local paper. In the course of his new career he uncovers some dark family secrets.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , Julianne Moore , Judi Dench , Cate Blanchett , Pete Postlethwaite , Scott Glenn , Rhys Ifans , Gordon Pinsent

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Shipping News (2001)

Release Date: December 25th, 2001|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The language is leaden, the pace glacial and the characters indecipherable. It's easier to read the actors -- they all seem eager to win an Oscar. Fat chance. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It's hardly possible to overstate what a welcome change of pace The Shipping News is for admirers of Kevin Spacey. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Watching the Pulitzer-prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx on the big screen is like being on an ocean liner stuck on a glacier. show more

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