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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 March 1999 (USA)
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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

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The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found ten years later, living in the same town. Written by Anonymous

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The search for her son was over. The search for her family was just beginning.

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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12 March 1999 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,558,400 (USA) (12 March 1999)

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$13,376,506 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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A different ending was filmed which tested poorly with audiences who felt it was too grim. Despite being the original ending of the book, not to mention producer Michelle Pfeiffer's preferred ending, the studio opted for the more conventional happy ending. See more »

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When Pat drives Beth home for the first time after losing Ben, Beth chooses to stay in the car for a few moments alone. Young Vincent then comes to the door on the passenger side and frightens Beth and the boom mic is reflected in the front passenger-side window. See more »

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I had expected more
7 January 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is so famous, and has so many great actors in it, that I had expected more from it. As it was, it had some heart-warming moments, handsome people and beautiful exteriors and interiors - but all in all it was not very exciting. The story was the kind of sentimental family drama one would expect on Hallmark television in the afternoon - not a big cinema movie with famous stars.

By the way, I think it is not possible to place a lost-and-found kid drama in present times, because DNA technique, finger prints etc. can prove the identity with almost hundred per cent's certainty. The interesting thing in the lost-and-found stories, is to guess if the person found is who he/she claims to be, or an impostor. As in "Anastasia".

And YES I understand that this kind of mystery was not the major issue here, but the reactions of all the family members afterwards. But it is that kind of story that one expects, when one reads about this movie or watches the trailer. So - it was a bit of a disappointment.


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