Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or put it into one of your private movie lists.
The story centers on a newspaperman, his survival of an awful marriage to a crazy women, and his attempt to save his family and himself. After the death of his estranged wife, the man moves his daughters to his ancestral home in a Newfoundland harbor town, where he not only begins to find an identity for himself, but uncovers love, some dark family secrets and friendship in the eclectic community.
Drama - A slow, thinking persons type of drama that will mainly be of
interest to those who like movies with deep stories about life. If
you're for a fun night at the movies, this probably shouldn't be
your first choice.
PROFANITY: 3 F-words, 2 GD's, 2 S-words. Just a few milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: Somewhat graphic sex scene. Minimal nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drunkenness in one scene. ACTION: None COMEDY: None
When Quoyle, a hapless, lonely upstate New Yorker, loses his estranged wife (Gate
Blanchett) in a car accident, his life changes forever. Stricken with grief and longing, he retreats with his aunt (Judi
Dench) and young daughter (Alyssa, Kaitlyn and Lauren Gainer) to Newfoundland, the mysterious home of his ancestors.
In the small fishing outport of Killick-Claw, Quoyle secures a job as a reporter at the local newspaper, The Gammy Bird. With each article he writes, Quoyle's sense of this quirky community sharpens, along with his sense of himself. Gradually, a romance develops with Wavey (Julianne Moore), a woman who lives with her own personal demons. As his new life unfolds in Newfoundland — a place of magic, uncompromising beauty and hardship— his past melds with his present and Quoyle is transformed.