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
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 »
After being slapped around, when following Alek with her son, the blood on Margaret's lip disappears and reappears several times. See more »
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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