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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|
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|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Oct 2011|
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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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A Hauntingly wonderful and thoughtful movie.By Petroc (13 reviews) from HAYLE UK , 21 Nov 2013I loved this film, not only the acting and the story, but also the music score. It isn't the kind of movie that you can compare with other productions. Not only does it touch the heart, but it reaches deep into the soul. The music soundtrack composed by Christopher Young adds a depth to the entire film that in many ways stands alone. If you like Celtic music then this is for you.
I wanted this film to work but...By Lewishamguy (27 reviews) , 14 Aug 2013This should have been a cracking good film: fine director, accomplished actors, excellent story, grimly beautiful Canadian scenery. But at best, it's just good, not great. Why? The main character, Quoyle, played by Kevin Spacey (who usually shines), is so blandly indecisive that he seemed mentally ill for much of the film and I had trouble identifying with him, despite his personal burdens. The novel, on which the film is based, is much more compelling. Not that it's a bad film. It's just an ordinary film that could have been much, much better.
Lasse Hallstrom RulesBy a customer , 18 Jul 2013I love this movie and have watched it several times. In fact I love every Lasse Hallstrom movie that I have seen. The acting is brilliant, the scenery is truly breath-taking and I would say that the lead character 'goes on a journey' if that phrase wasn't such an appalling cliché that it makes me want to vomit.
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.