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User review rating: 5 February 04, 2010

Great movie, great cast.reat setting.

User review rating: 0 May 30, 2006

Absolutely loved the movie. Not your usual movie crap, which makes it so appealing. Great cast, of course, and an intriguing story.

User review rating: 0 December 29, 2005

Bleak & pure.... its not all about glamour....

User review rating: 0 November 10, 2005

I love this film and it made want to come and live in Newfoundland. I love the human story, the scenery in which it takes place, the sense of community. Francis T.

User review rating: 0 August 15, 2005

Loved the book so much I was afraid the movie would be a huge let-down, but it really wasn`t. The plot has some interesting variations from Proulx`s original, but the actors, director and film crew did an excellent job of capturing the essence and charm of this small town in Newfoundland with its eccentric characters. Kevin Spacey was awesome, as always.

User review rating: 0 July 20, 2005

I adored that film because of its story and location.

User review rating: 0 August 07, 2004

it was an incredibly moving film that stirred the depth of my spirit and reminded me of how simple life/living can be extremely rewarding. infact, i felt rather propelled to revisit newfoundland once again. this film is a timeless classic! i loved the naturalness of the performers and the directors sensibilities.

User review rating: 0 July 04, 2004

Just watched this movie again. I think Lasse Hallstrom did a wonderful job! I hope he makes another movie set in Newfoundland. Dame Judi Dench is always terrific! As is Gordon Pinsent and Pete Postlethwaite. I love when Pete comes to Canada, but I hate when he is the bad guy! Pete...please come back, but do something like Among Giants...will ya. :o)

User review rating: 0 May 16, 2004

brillant movie

User review rating: 0 March 10, 2004

Absolutly Fabulous

User review rating: 0 December 21, 2003

More producers should take advantage of world class scenery...

User review rating: 0 August 05, 2003

Fantastic!

User review rating: 0 July 21, 2003

scenery was amazing and they played great big sea songs the greatest band in the world!!! Newfoundland Rawks!!!

User review rating: 0 March 15, 2003

I am a Newfoundlander so I really enjoyed this movie. Though the accents were not the best I think that everything else was great. The scenery was beautiful.

User review rating: 0 November 28, 2002

the accents were not the best, julianna moore`s was by far the best

User review rating: 0 November 05, 2002

The scenery was spectacular and the ocean scenes very realistic: however one could only spend 15-20 min. in the water before hypothermia would set in. Acting wonderful.

User review rating: 0 October 19, 2002

accents could have been more realistic other then that it was a good movie

User review rating: 0 September 27, 2002

Great change of pace from the `usual` movies. Good look at loss and at redemption

User review rating: 0 September 11, 2002

It was an wonderfull film. Lasse hallström have done a verry good job with this film. I`m only 17 but I loved it. But my dad didn`t enoyed it as much as I did. I really want to visit Newfoundland I think it could be really nice to leave Sweden for a while, dont you ?? And Juliane was great., ///Hanna soon a Newfoundlander

User review rating: 0 July 28, 2002

Moving film about the healing of a broken heart

User review rating: 0 July 27, 2002

I was expecting more scenery than what was shown.

User review rating: 0 July 12, 2002

Fantastic characters and relationships, and I say that without having read the novel, which I will. The real merit here is to have been able to translate into a visual language what shows through as a wonderful and complex book.

User review rating: 0 July 05, 2002

Loved it, Besides the big name hollywood stars, the lesser known actors really made the movie work. All gave a splendid performance that makes me wish hollywood market these type of movies more often...

User review rating: 0 July 05, 2002

This had to be the greatest movie, made on newfoundland. It was funny and very true in nature.

User review rating: 0 June 24, 2002

KEVIN SPACEY WAS ENTIRELY MISCAST AND RUINED THE FILM. BLANCHETT WAS SPECTACULAR!!! IS THERE NOTHING THIS WOMAN CANNOT DO REGARDING FILM ROLES? SPACEY WAS SO GOONY IN THAT ANESTHETIZED PORTRAYAL AND THAT GOONY HAT THAT HE JUST DISTRACTED ME IN EVERY ONE OF HIS SCENES. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ED HARRIS OR JEFF BRIDGES OR SOMEONE WHO COULD MAKE US EMPATHIZE WITH HIM. AND THAT HAIR DYE THING...EVERYONE ELSE IN THE FILM WAS SO GREAT, INCLUDING DAME JUDY AND SCOTT GLENN...WHAT A SHAME...THE SCENERY WAS SO BEAUTIFULLY SHOT AND SO MUCH A CHARACTER IN THE FILM...

User review rating: 0 May 17, 2002

I `recognised` the settings from the book!!!

User review rating: 0 May 12, 2002

Both the book and the movie are boring and uneventful, very bad...

User review rating: 0 May 05, 2002

I found the performance by Kevin Spacey and Judi Dench mesmerizing. Cate Blanchette showed another side of her acting ability. I believe all three actors to have a great deal of talent. It was funny to hear Julianne Moore try to speak like a Newfie... in fact, it was more disturbing than funny.... I was very happy to see Newfoundland protrayed in both the harshest elements (climate and emotions) as well as the feel of a loving community. Being from Newfoundland, and having to leave for employment reasons (same story as many other Newfoundlanders sad to say) I miss the Island, even after 25 years. This year I return with my youngest ch

User review rating: 0 April 21, 2002

Excellent film

User review rating: 0 April 13, 2002

Julianne Moore is A sweetheart and should get an Oscar for making this flick work. And it it does work!

User review rating: 0 April 04, 2002

Good Flick

User review rating: 0 March 26, 2002

Wonderful Movie. I really enjoyed it. It brought back some fond memories of living in NFLD as a kid, especially the kite making and flying. I remembered making my own kite, a great memory. Superb job.

User review rating: 0 March 19, 2002

Great movie

User review rating: 0 March 18, 2002

I think Roger Ebert was too generous in giving this movie two stars. This movie made Newfoundlanders look like a bunch of odd-balls who are trying to find themselves and never do.

User review rating: 0 March 09, 2002

I loved it. In the beginning it seemed a little bit weird but in the end I wanted to see it all over again. The actors fitted in their roles.

User review rating: 0 March 02, 2002

Besides the music...I din`t like the movie at all.

User review rating: 0 February 24, 2002

i enjoyed every momement ! brilliant music and scenery

User review rating: 0 February 23, 2002

This is the first film I have ever wanted to see again. I agree whole heartedly with this other (more literate than me) veiwer who said.............."In this blow `em up, shoot `em up, killing humans world of hollywood entertainment comes a gentle breeze of a film about real people just trying to get along in a remotely beautiful place. What a lovely film. AB"

User review rating: 0 February 21, 2002

I heard so many stories about how wonderful Kevin Spacey thought Newfoundlanders were. Too bad it wasn`t portrayed in the movie. It never fails.

User review rating: 0 February 21, 2002

There is so much more to Newfoundland than fishing villages and paint chipping of houses. I hope that anyone wathching this movie do not think all Newfoundlanders are that messed up. A very disappointing movie. Wasn`t worth the price of the ticket.

User review rating: 0 February 17, 2002

i expected much more

User review rating: 0 February 17, 2002

not a good movie

User review rating: 0 February 12, 2002

In this blow `em up, shoot `em up, killing humans world of hollywood entertainment comes a gentle breeze of a film about real people just trying to get along in a remotely beautiful place. What a lovely film. AB

User review rating: 0 February 08, 2002

wonderful locations....nice acting my kevin spacey...and nice direction

User review rating: 0 February 05, 2002

Loved every minute of it. This is what real movies should be.

User review rating: 0 February 04, 2002

Was only a glance of what it could have been. "The Rock" is much more than what was shown. "Lord-Tunderin`-By". Amongst other discrepencies, the actors did not quite have the Newfie accent.

User review rating: 0 February 04, 2002

was a movie that the actors and caricatures made it all the more worth while to see.c

User review rating: 0 February 04, 2002

Really enjoyed it!Loved seeing the Trinity area again. Looking forward to visiting the area again this summer.

User review rating: 0 January 28, 2002

Great cinematography!!

User review rating: 0 January 28, 2002

**yawn** Maybe Spacey should have put the same gusto into this movie as he did giving Couric & Alman the finger (actually, with both hands) when he lost the award at this past Globes. Sore loser?? Just proves Miramax can`t buy an award.. 45 million to make a movie being shown in 450 theaters. sad

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