The Shipping News Poster

Release Date: January 11th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 18th, 2002

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

Production Co: Miramax Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Transformation, House, Touching, 2000s, Love, Emotional, Father, Wife, Daughter, Husband

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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)