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The Shipping News [Blu-ray] [2001]

  • SKU: 27752161
  • Release Date: 06/16/2015
  • Rating: R

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


    The Shipping News
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by E. Annie Proulx becomes this drama from director Lasse Hallström. Kevin Spacey stars as Quoyle, a struggling, emotionally drained newspaper reporter suffering through a wretched marriage with the abusive Petal (Cate Blanchett), a promiscuous wild woman who tries to sell their daughter, Bunny, into adoption before she's killed in a car wreck. Retrieving his daughter, Quoyle sets out for Newfoundland, his ancestral home, with his long-lost Aunt Agnis (Judi Dench). Although he initially finds life on the island to be as forbidding and severe as Agnis herself, Quoyle gets work as a shipping columnist for the local newspaper "The Gammy Bird," owned by eccentric fisherman Jack Buggit (Scott Glenn). Quoyle's work soon finds an appreciative audience and he begins to rebuild his life, dating local single mother Wavey (Julianne Moore), learning some sea craft, discovering his family's dark history, and finally earning some self-respect. Agnis, in the meantime, starts her own successful business and faces a traumatic incident from her childhood involving Quoyle's late father. The Shipping News (2001) co-stars Rhys Ifans and Pete Postlethwaite. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kevin Spacey
      Kevin Spacey - Quoyle
    • Julianne Moore
      Julianne Moore - Wavey
    • Cate Blanchett
      Cate Blanchett - Petal Bear
    • Judi Dench
      Judi Dench - Agnis Hamm
    • Pete Postlethwaite
      Pete Postlethwaite - Tert Card

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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Hallstrom Movie

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      It's got a great performance by Kevin Spacey with an awesome supporting cast including Pete Postlethwaite and Cate Blanchett. Parts of the story get a little slow, but still a great character driven story. Really interesting setting in Newfoundland, I've never seen any movie that took place in that part of the world. And of course Judy Dench is in top form.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Multi-talented cast with a pretty good script...

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      How can you not have a pretty good movie with Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Pete Postlewaite. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel from Annie Proulx. Just under two hours. Plug it in on a rainy weekend afternoon and enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Kevin Spaceys' best movie

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      With Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, and Cate Blanchett you would expect a better movie. It is slow in parts and you keep expecting it to get better. It is still worth watching but not a great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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