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The Deep Blue Sea

HD   12

Terence Davies

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About the Film

Rachel Weisz stars as Hester Collyer, who leads a privileged life in 1950's London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with dashing young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love. Set in post-war Britain, THE DEEP BLUE SEA is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness but is at heart a deeply moving love story. Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, what - or whom - should Hester choose?

Customer Reviews

Beautiful, Sad, Powerful.

Incredible performances from Weisz and Hiddleston. Despite departing from the original material in a few areas, Davies delivers a deeply moving and memorable film.


Once again, Tom Hiddleston is found to be a brilliant actor who always plays his roles to perfection *fangirl flutter*. Rachel weisz also plays her part well further crediting her reputation as an actress. Unfortunatley, the film was lacking in any real depth- Overall, enjoyable and something to sit down and watch on the train with impass.

Watchable but ultimately empty.

Nah. I love Rachel Weisz due to her being lovely and a wonderful actress but this was too much like trying to turn a play into a film but it still feeling like some static theatrical production. The lead guy (can't remember his name but is the bad guy in 'Thor') is amazing to watch and plays his part brilliantly but again it just feels too much like a 50s theatre production trying desperately to be a film for 50 years later that doesn't really want to be and is mostly just confused.

Also has an unnecessarily screechy violin solo going on through most of it that's presumably supposed to make you get how awful the whole drama of it is but is really just comical and, given this is obviously more than 50 years later, most viewers aren't really going to see what the big deal is in terms of her choices. Even then she was able to break from whatever her rigidness plight is so she can do it again. No biggie.

Overall, watchable but tedious in most places and feels too much like some cynical vehicle to typecast the Lovely Weisz and give the new guy a leg up (and over) so Michael Fassbender can realise he has some serious competition in the Sexy Ginger Male Who Can Do Action But Also Shakespeare Sort Of Stuff stakes. Still, the new guy (whatever his name is) is seriously very good and I liked the unpredictability of his character so I will award this a, very generous all things considered, three stars.

The Deep Blue Sea
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  • £4.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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