The Weight of Water


Release Date: November 01, 2002
Running Time: 105 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $102,622.00
Genre: Adaptation, Romance, Thriller


Photojournalist Jean Janes journeys by yacht to Smuttynose, off the coast of New Hampshire, to photograph the site of a sensational axe murder that occurred a century earlier in which two women were killed. She sets out to sail with her novelist husband Thomas, her brother-in-law Rich and Rich's new girlfriend Adaline. Having unearthed an eyewitness account of the murders, Jane learns of new specifics leading up to the deaths. She discovers that in 1873, newlywed Maren Hontvedt emigrated from Norway with her husband John and became confined to a dutiful solitary life. Within months, Maren's sister, brother, and sister-in-law joined them on the island. Soon thereafter, a mysterious lodger mov...

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Catherine McCormack

Sarah Polley

Sean Penn

Elizabeth Hurley

Josh Lucas

Katrin Cartlidge

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