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|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Rhys Ifans, Pete Postlethwaite, Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey, Gordon Pinsent, Cate Blanchett, Robert Joy, Jeanetta Arnette, Julianne Moore|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
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|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Aug 2002|
Most helpful review
All performances by the actors were fantatic, great film!By Sparkie from BRISTOL, UK , 06 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]It is a quietly moving story of a damaged soul, beaten down emotionally, decent, shy man, going thro life in a dream.
Kevin Spacey plays the main charater, Quoyle, whose only experience of love,
is a heart-breakingly one-sided marriage to Petal (Cate Blanchett).
Traumatised by her death he is left with their daughter Bunny, (Gainer triplets). Aunt Agnis (Judi Dench) takes them to Newfoundland to their ancestral home to discover his roots.
There is something magical about this film. When they get to Newfoundland there are colourful characters & mysteries that unfold.
Quoyle must discover if he can love & be loved in return without pain.
Now he starts to learn about himself, his family & his capabilities.
This is a slowly unfolding & richly rewarding film that will stay with you for a long time.
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Flipping news not shipping!By a customer , 13 Jan 2013Disappointed at this confusing eccentric and unfulfilling movie. Quoyle's character lacks charisma or realism for that matter, the other characters around him flip like coins to the point that I don't think any were consistant or plausable. I have liked alot of this directors movies but this one missed the mark!
Never judge a movie by its title.By Sylvander72 (1 review) , 14 Dec 2012Spacey and Dench are a unique team; this was the second time I've watched the movie and am happy to commend it to anyone who enjoys a thoughtful story with well drawn characters.
Sunday afternoon viewing.By MzBizkitz (67 reviews) , 13 Oct 2012I really liked this but I'm biased because I really liked the book. It is a slow film and it probably isn't for everyone but it does follow the book well and it's a good Sunday afternoon watch.
Weird filmBy St4nerz (1 review) , 18 Sep 2012I'm usually a huge Kevin spacey fan, and everything he's in is brilliant, however this was one of the strangest films I've ever watched! I ejected it about an hour in and sent it back. Maybe that was a mistake but I just couldn't see where it was going.
The Shipping NewsBy a customer , 03 Aug 2012Well acted family drama. A bit slow but possibly this added to the atmosphere of the film setting and story.