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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.
Dec 25, 2001 · Synopsis Traces one man's extraordinary journey toward self -discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death of his estranged wife, Quoyle's fortunes begin to change when his long-lost aunt convinces him and his daughter to head north.
Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird" finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore).
The Shipping News Quoyle, a thirty-six year old newspaper reporter from New York state, decides to move to Newfoundland to escape his emotionally traumatic life. His parents, who never cared for him much to begin with, have committed suicide, and his cruel, two-timing wife, Petal has died in a car accident on the way to Florida with another man.
Quoyle is hired to write the shipping news for the paper, recording the ships that come and go from the harbor in Killick-Claw and nearby towns. Quoyle is nervous; he knows nothing about ships or shipping, but he's helped by the editor and his coworkers.
Dec 25, 2001 · Synopsis by Karl Williams The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by E. Annie Proulx becomes this drama from director Lasse Hallström.
- Lasse Hallstrom
Jan 18, 2002 · An inksetter in New York, Quoyle (Kevin Spacey) returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, Bunny (Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Lauren Gainer), after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal (Cate Blanchett), who sold her to an illegal adoption agency.
- Lasse Hallström
Movie Info Traces one man's extraordinary journey toward self -discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death of his estranged wife, Quoyle's fortunes...