The Weight of Water Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Weight of Water the Movie

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Photographer Jean (McCormack) arrives at Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to research an infamous 1873 ax-murder case involving two Norwegian immigrant women (Cartlidge, Shaw) a local man (Hinds), and an unreliable witness (Polley). You see their story in flashback as Jean struggles with her own domestic dilemmas--her drunken poet husband Thomas (Penn), his brother Rich (Lucas), and Rich's sexy girlfriend Adaline (Hurley). Jealousy, lies, and betrayal abound in both stories. Based on the novel by Anita Shreve.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Island Fare, Homicide, Period Piece: 19th Century, Brothers & Sisters, Flashback, Sail Away, Jealousy, Shutterbugs, Order in the Court, Marriage, Betrayal, Incest, In-Laws, Women
Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle
Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Sean Penn, Josh(ua) Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley, Ciaran Hinds, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Katrin Cartlidge, Vinessa Shaw
Adrian Biddle
Kathryn Bigelow
David Hirschfelder
Tod A. Maitland, Howard E. Smith, Mark Laing, Marit Allen, Karl Juliusson
Janet Yang, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, A. Kitman Ho, Manifest Film, Miracle Pictures, Palomar Pictures International, Lions Gate Films

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