“The Shipping News” quotes(2001)
Plot – The movie tells the self-discovery of a reporter who returns to his hometown in Newfoundland. This is the story of an ordinary man who's trying to rebuild his life and to heal his shattered soul. Quoyle is an Upstate New York inhabitant who loses his wife in a car accident and refuges with his aunt and his daughter in Newfoundland. In Killick-Claw, a fisherman village, Quoyle finds a job as reporter at the local newspaper, 'The Gammy Bird', and writes his pieces paying attention to the citizens' sensitivity. He learns to know himself deeply too and gradually Quoyle starts a love story with Wavey, a woman who lives with her own demons.
All actors – Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn, Rhys Ifans, Gordon Pinsent, Jason Behr, Larry Pine, Jeannetta Arnette, Robert Joy, Alyssa Gainer, Kaitlyn Gainer, Lauren Gainer, John Dunsworth, Anthony Cipriano, Kyle Timothy Smith, Ken James, Roman Podhora, Luke Fisher, Terry Daly, Gary Levert, Stephen Morgan, Katherine Moennig, Daniel Kash, Will McAllister, Marc Lawrence, Kathryn Fraser, Nancy Beatty, R.D. Reid, Deborah Grover, Jon Whalen, Nicole Underhay, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Andrew Fowler, John MacEachern, Jonathan Creasershow all
“The Shipping News” Quotes 12 quotes
“I need a reporter. And you'll do local car wrecks. Take the picture, write the story. We run a front-page photo of a car wreck every week whether or not we actually have a car wreck. Now, there's a knack for taking photos that make you feel something. If there's a dark patch on the ground it reads blood whether it's motor oil or Diet Coke.”
“When you marry a tour guide, confine his authority to mixing the drinks.”
“It's 8:05. I think I'm gonna fuck you by 10:00.”
“You don't have the sense God gave a doughnut, do you?”
“It's women that's shaped like leaves, and men fall.”
“I used to imagine that I'd been given to the wrong family at birth, and that somewhere in the world my real people longed for me. From where my father stood, my failure to dog-paddle was only the first of many failures. Failure to speak clearly, failure to sit up straight, failure to make friends every time we moved to another dreary upstate...” (continue)(continue reading)
“We face up to things we're afraid of because we can't go 'round 'em.”
“- Quoyle: What are we doing here?
- Agnis: Makin' a future!”