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The Weight of Water (2000)

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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean's private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, and brief language | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$45,888 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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$102,622 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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Based on an actual double-murder on the Isles of Shoals on 6 March 1873. See more »

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When the tea kettle reaches boiling, we see steam escaping not only from the lid but also from the completely uncapped spout. And yet there is a whistling noise. Steam doesn't just whistle. It has to travel through a pressure release valve to make a sound. This kettle clearly did not have one. See more »

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Maren Hontvedt: I have discovered in my life that it is not always the nature of god nor why he may bring in one night pleasure & death & rage & tenderness all intermingled so that one can barely distinguish one from the other... and it is all that one can do to hang onto sanity.
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Two stories in one
10 October 2004 | by (Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It wasn't really about murder as much as about jealousy, obsession and about other conditions that can drive a normally sane person over the edge. It illustrated human frailty and imperfection very well. There were a lot of twists in the plot and great acting by all. Sarah Polley and Catherine McCormack in particular, were excellent. It was like seeing the same person in parallel time periods, suffering the same emotions. The dark haired sister Karen seemed cruel as she taunted Maren with tails of their brother coming to America. While Adaline wasn't nearly as "cruel", her ceaseless tactics of seduction right in front of Jean seemed inappropriate and inconsiderate to say the least. I think this is a very well plotted and enjoyable mystery thriller.


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