Friday, December 21, 2012

The Deep Blue Sea - DVD Review

Starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale.
Directed by Terence Davies.


Saw this due to Rachel Weisz getting a Golden Globe nomination for it, and she is really good in it.  Otherwise, though, it's a miserable movie that never flows organically.  Most conversations go like this.

"Are you happy?"  Pause.
"No." Pause.  "I'm not."
"Anything I can do?" Pause. "For you?"
"No." Pause. "There isn't." Pause. "But, thank you."
Pained nod and smile.
"You're welcome."

Weisz plays an unhappy wife who has a torrid affair with a younger man in 1950 London.  But as often happens, the passion in the affair fades.  So we're left most of the movie with three unhappy people.  Longing.  Looking through the window.

I stopped having sympathy for her about halfway through the movie. It was a chore to get to the end.

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