The Weight of Water
First screened in March 2003
Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Cast: Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Sean Penn, Elizabeth Hurley, Josh Lucas, Ciaran Hinds, Katrin Cartlidge, Vinessa Shaw, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen. Screenplay: Alice Arlen and Christopher Kyle (based on the novel by Anita Shreve). Twitter Capsule:
Bit disjointed; botched ending. Gets by on cast magnetism, especially Polley's, and Biddle's enervated camera.
Slick kinetic appeal we associate with Bigelow, nervily matched to a period mystery. Uneven script, delayed release made it marginal but it really rewards scrutiny.