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The Weight of Water

  • Film

Time Out says

A curious movie from Bigelow, this marks a departure from 'male' genre pics in favour of a double helping of melodrama, based on Anita Shreve's novel. In the present tense, McCormack, poet husband Penn, brother Lucas and sexpot Hurley go sailing off Smuttynose Island. A century earlier, Polley had been found there, the sole survivor of a senseless axe murderer who had slaughtered her sisters. It's often quite brilliantly directed - Bigelow even gets a performance out of Hurley - and the sexual politics are intriguing, but you can't get away from the problem that the plot is all in the past.
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Release Details

  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kathryn Bigelow
  • Screenwriter:Alice Alen, Christopher Kyle
  • Cast:
    • Catherine McCormack
    • Ulrich Thomsen
    • Anders Berthelsen
    • Sarah Polley
    • Sean Penn
    • Vinessa Shaw
    • Elizabeth Hurley
    • Ciaran Hands
    • Katrin Cartlidge
    • Josh Lucas
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