The Shipping News (2001)

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Cate Blanchett as: Petal
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Selected Cast: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn & Rhys Ifans
Written by: Annie Proulx & Robert Nelson Jacobs
Release Year: 2001
Genre: Drama / Romance
MPAA Rating: R

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family’s longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper “The Gammy Bird” finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey…

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Quotes from her Character

• Petal: “It’s 8:05. I think I’m gonna fuck you by 10:00.”

Trivia & Facts

• Filmed in Canada (view all.)

• Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations (view all.)

• Cate starred in the movie Notes on a Scandal (2006) with Judi Dench as well.

• Cate also starred in the movies I’m Not There. (2007) and An Ideal Husband (1999) with Julianne Moore.

• Cate also starred in the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) with Rhys Ifans.

• Cate did a modeling job for IWC watches with Kevin Spacey as well.

• John Travolta at one time was attached to star, along with his wife, Kelly Preston. Later, Billy Bob Thornton was also linked with the project. Thornton was set to direct and he wanted Laura Dern to play Wavey Prowse but the part went to Julianne Moore.

• Gordon Pinsent, who played Billy Pretty in the film, was the only leading actor who was a native Newfoundlander. He was a dialect coach for a number of actors in the film including Kevin Spacey and Dame Judi Dench.

• When Quoyle first picks up Petal at the gas station in the early ’90s, there is a much later model car in the parking lot behind Quoyle’s car.