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The Weight of Water

HELL HATH NO FURY…

While working on a photoessay about two murders committed in 1873, photographer Jean Janes (Catherine McCormack) sails with her husband, his brother and another woman to the Isles of Shoals where it all happened. At the time, this was an unusually ambitious film for Kathryn Bigelow, one that tells two parallel stories along the lines of The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981). Unfortunately, well staged and well acted as it is, the drama unfolding on the sailboat isn’t nearly as interesting as the murder story (which was based on real-life events).

2002-U.S.-France. 113 min. Color. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Novel: Anita Shreve. Cast: Catherine McCormack (Jean Janes), Sarah Polley (Maren Hontvedt), Sean Penn (Thomas Janes), Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley, Ciarán Hinds.

 

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