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The Deep End (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  31 August 2001 (USA)
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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£177,380 (UK) (28 December 2001)
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Scott McGehee, David Siegel:  as the EMTs from the ambulance that arrive to pick up Jack. See more »

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When Margaret is "typing" the letter, she is propping her head up with her left hand, and entering text with her right. But how is she able to create the upper case letters we see appearing on her computer screen without using both hands? See more »

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En Forme de Habanera
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Very Suspenseful And Original
9 August 2002 | by (Hollywood, USA) – See all my reviews

THE DEEP END is an original and suspenseful thriller, pitting a mother, played by Tilda Swinton, against a blackmailer, played by Goran Visnjic. It's the relationship between the two that drives this movie, as Visnjic's character begins to change because of the decency and honesty he encounters in Swinton's character. I gave this 8 out of 10 instead of 9 out of 10 because the ending is somewhat predictable, it's like something from a 1930's big Hollywood studio film. Nevertheless, a compelling script and convincing performances from all the actors make this worth seeing.

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