The Shipping News is a 2001 Canadian-Swedish-American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on Annie Proulx 's Pulitzer Prize -winning book of the same title. It stars Kevin Spacey as Quoyle, Judi Dench as Agnis Hamm, and Julianne Moore as Wavey Prowse.
Stacey gets a job as a reporter and is assigned to write 'the shipping news' - boats coming in and going out. He adds featuring one boat per section and becomes a good writer. He mourns the death of his wife, and he learns life lessons on coping and healing. Watch for Cate Blanchett as "Petal".
The Shipping News Critics Consensus Though solidly made and acted, The Shipping News is rather heavy-handed and dull, especially given the nature of its protagonist.
Dec 25, 2001 · The movie follows the experiences of Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), a meek ink-man for the Poughkeepsie News, as he marries Petal, the local tramp (Cate Blanchett), has a daughter named Bunny, raises Bunny while Petal sluts around, and then raises her alone after Petal dies, not so really very tragically if you think about it.
An award-winning cast featuring Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack), Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood), Judi Dench (Nine) and Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) stars ...
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The friendly harbormaster with a deep voice. He gives Quoyle the "shipping news" and lets him know about any interesting new vessels in the harbor. Dawn Budgel. The younger of the aunt's assistants in the upholstery business. She will take any job just to escape from Newfoundland, and is uninterested in Quoyle. Mavis Bangs