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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Kathryn Bigelow's intense and sexually charged drama of repression, love and loss. Juxtaposing the past and the present, "The Weight of Water" is about a 19th century murder and a contemporary woman whose obsession with a notorious unsolved crime leads her to confront devastating truths in her own life.

Cast: Catherine McCormack , Sarah Polley , Sean Penn , Josh Lucas , Elizabeth Hurley , Ciarán Hinds , Ulrich Thomsen , Anders W. Berthelsen

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Weight of Water (2000)

Release Date: November 1st, 2002|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Involves two mysteries -- one it gives away and the other featuring such badly drawn characters that its outcome hardly matters. But the picture looks great. show more

  • Shows glimmers of great drama, but jettisons too much essential cargo (character development, relationships, plot, common sense) in an effort to be lean and clean. show more

  • The book has been altered in mostly reasonable ways to suit the needs of the screen, but what it loses in the translation is invaluable in comprehending what led someone to pick up an ax and wipe out two-thirds of an island's population. show more

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