The Shipping News (2001)

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An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.




  • Kevin Spacey and Cate Blanchett in The Shipping News (2001)
  • Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey in The Shipping News (2001)
  • Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey in The Shipping News (2001)
  • Kevin Spacey and Gordon Pinsent in The Shipping News (2001)
  • Kevin Spacey and Judi Dench in The Shipping News (2001)
  • Kevin Spacey at an event for The Shipping News (2001)

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26 December 2002 | denaka
| Extraordinary adaptation of a brilliant novel
Having read the brilliant and seamless novel - and believing that movie adaptations of novels rarely succeed - I did not expect to like this movie. Much to my surprise, I found the film totally successful. Kevin Spacey - who seemed to be an odd choice for the role - is perfect as Coyle, capturing the true spirit of the character and proving himself to be one of the finest movie actors of his generation. Judi Dench is, as always, just right. Julianne Moore (I was not previously familiar with her work) is astonishing. The look of the movie...the tone...the screenplay all work - as an adaptation of the novel and as a film unto itself. I do not understand why this movie did not garner more recognition. I strongly recommend it to those who have read the novel and those who have yet to experience Annie Proulx remarkable prose.

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