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The Deep End (2001)

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A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

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Carlie Nagel (as Raymond Barry)
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Paige Hall
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Sue Lloyd
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Barrish Brother (as Franco Delgado)
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Amber Lloyd
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Storyline

With her husband perpetually away at work, a mother raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop? Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some violence and language, and for a strong sex scene | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Bleu profond  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$141,852 (USA) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$8,821,782 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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This is a remake of the 1949 Columbia film, The Reckless Moment, starring Joan Bennett and James Mason, directed by Max Ophuls. Both films were based on the story "The Blank Wall" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. See more »

Goofs

When Alek is dying in the car, the amount of blood on his forehead changes dramatically, without any clear reason. See more »

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Darby Reese: Beau-Beau, she's a mother, not a moron.
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Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: The Deep End (2001) See more »

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En Forme de Habanera
Written by Maurice Ravel
Performed by Nelson Padgette (piano) and Ronnie Buttacavoli (trumpet)
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flat, unengaging, and tedious
31 August 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This film was populated with uni-dimensional characters that I didn't care about one way or another.

The most emotional range shown by the protagonist was at the end when tears were shed. Big woo. Facial appearance, body posture, vocal inflection ... all were flat. Things went from bad to worse to tragic with no visible change in her demeanor.

This was an apparent attempt to be a quirky Coen Brothers style film; it was an abysmal failure. It was a fairly good story, but excruciatingly executed.


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