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Movie Review
(Intermediate - Advanced)

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inally! A quiet movie with a warm and simple storyline. Quoyle is an introverted man. He lacks confidence and is unable to make a decision. He is a single father in a dead-end, drab job, who suddenly finds himself and his daughter whisked off to Newfoundland with his aunt.

In icy-cold Newfoundland he stumbles into a job as a reporter for the local newspaper. He covers the shipping news and traffic accidents. Quoyle soon meets a single mother and a friendship develops.

It is not an easy path for Quoyle but over time he gains confidence and happiness.

At times the character’s development stretches believability, but he is a likeable character in a likeable movie.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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