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Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

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, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Miracle Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Despite the deftness with which Bigelow handles the transitions, the modern story never attains the intrigue and tension of the period tale. 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

  • Though it never rises to its full potential as a film, still offers a great deal of insight into the female condition and the timeless danger of emotions repressed. show more

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