The Deep Blue Sea is an intricate, subtle and exquisite looking chamber soap opera, set in post war London of 1950. The spare and brilliant adaptation of one of Britain's greatest 20th century playwrights, Terence Rattigan, is brought to life and very much into film language by ...
The Deep Blue Sea
Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable perform... read more
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December 14, 2012fb100000145236770
No, this isn't the Samuel Jackson shark movie. I wish it were, but it's not. Each year I try to watch as many award nominated movies as possible, and this is a Golden Globe nominee for Rachel Weisz's performance. She plays a woman who is depressed after leaving her husband aft...
November 8, 2012
Exceptional performance by Rachel Weisz but the film is heavy going.
September 15, 2012fb619846742
A well-made, involving drama concerning a troubled, younger wife (Rachel Weisz) of a wealthy judge (Simon Russell Beale) caught in a sexless marriage, who has an affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston), due to her desire to experience physical pleasure. What g...
July 26, 2012
In the first few minutes of The Deep Blue Sea, we observe Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) as she gently prepares her fate. First jamming some fabric under the door to obstruct the airflow and then turning the gas on without the fire to relieve her lungs, she rests her head to die. ...
July 9, 2012
Heartfelt and sympathetic performances by the two leads make this a cut above your typical star-crossed tale; a more complex and problematic storyline also helps. Quite stylish and nicely put together, with some carefully placed period touches which add to the convincing atmosphe...
June 20, 2012
An extremely involving and emotional story with brilliant performances from Weisz and Hiddleston but I truly feel it would be better in theatre. After watching I found out that it actually was originally a theatre play and wished I could have seen that too as the story deserves s...
April 11, 2012
Terence Davies's version of The Deep Blue Sea is dreamy, blurred and woozy. It's almost like a theatrical daydream. I didn't dig it at first if I'm being honest but it really is a slow-burner and one I ended up loving. The story is tragic, melancholy and depressing - my kind of f...
December 31, 2011
One of the hardest things to rationalise as a film reviewer is when a director you love suddenly gets it wrong. Reviewing the latest Michael Bay disaster, or Brett Ratner-driven slice of hackery, is pretty easy: simply string together four or five superlatives, add some moral out...
March 25, 2012
"The Deep Blue Sea" starts with the ticking of a clock in 1950 London, followed by Hester(Rachel Weisz) writing a letter to her lover Freddie(Tom Hiddleston) telling him that she is very serious about committing suicide this time. Her troubles can be traced to the beginnings of ...