Waterland Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Waterland the Movie

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Teacher Tom Crick (Irons) believes that history is a collection of stories and, when challenged by student Matthew (Hawke), he tries to interest them by relating some of his own background, growing up in the marshlands of the Fens. In flashbacks to 1974 we discover that Tom's retarded brother Dick (Morrissey) is violently jealous of the teenaged Tom and his sweetheart Mary. In the present, Mary (Cusack) is now a psychologically damaged woman who has kidnapped a baby because an abortion left her sterile. It must have made sense in Graham Swift's novel but it certainly doesn't here.


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Available on DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sex & Sexuality, Great Britain
Peter Prince
Jeremy Irons, Ethan Hawke, Sinead Cusack, David Morrissey, Grant Warnock, Lena Headey, John Heard, Cara Buono, Pete Postlethwaite
Robert Elswit
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Carter Burwell

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