The Shipping News

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2001
DVD: June 18, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 4.25
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Cast: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Rhys Ifans, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Behr, Gordon Pinsent


Following a traumatizing experience with his wife (Blanchett), a struggling newspaper writer, Quoyle (Spacey), takes some advice from his new-found aunt (Dench) and returns, with his young daughter, to the small fishing town in Newfoundland where his family has long lived in. Living in an old run-down home, life starts looking up for Quoyle as his "Shipping News" column in the The Granny Bird finds an audience and he discovers a new love (Moore) in the small town community.

The Shipping News is based on the novel by E. Annie Proulx.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan, Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Screenplay: Ronald Bass, Tom Epperson, Beth Henley, Laura Jones, Billy Bob Thornton
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  • 5 stars "Great movie, great cast.reat setting."