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The Weight of Water

The movie The Weight of Water was based on the book The Weight of Water.

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Movie details for The Weight of Water

The movie was released in 2000 and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The Weight of Water was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Ciarán Hinds, Richard Donat, Sarah Polley, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Joseph Rutten, John Walf, Katrin Cartlidge, Vinessa Shaw, Adam Curry (II), Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley, John Maclaren, Rita Kvist, Jan Tore Kristoffersen, Catherine Kellner, Karl Juliusson and Peter Cobbold.

 

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This complicated mystery, directed with passionate intensity by Katherine Bigelow (Near Dark), deserves better than the paltry distribution it received in theaters. Granted, it's a tough sell: a contrast between the emotional unrest in a group of modern ... Read More
This complicated mystery, directed with passionate intensity by Katherine Bigelow (Near Dark), deserves better than the paltry distribution it received in theaters. Granted, it's a tough sell: a contrast between the emotional unrest in a group of modern travelers and a hundred-year-old murder case on a desolate New England island. A photographer (Catherine McCormack) is researching the old case, and we flip back and forth between time periods as she uncovers new clues. The parallel-story structure is often tricky to pull off in movies, and Bigelow, working from the Anita Shreve novel, doesn't entirely solve it here. But the old mystery, set in a strict Norwegian community, is compelling, and the cast is stronger than the material: Sarah Polley and the late Katrin Cartlidge are stand-outs in the 1873 scenes, and Sean Penn (believably insufferable) and Elizabeth Hurley flirt naughtily in the modern. --Robert Horton

Book details for The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water was written by Anita Shreve. The book was published in 1997 by Back Bay Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational ax murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. (Can you guess which one?) She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the... Read More
A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational ax murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. (Can you guess which one?) She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean's private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters. A rich, textured novel.