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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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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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17 October 2001 (Belgium)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£68,988 (UK) (14 December 2001)

Gross:

£177,380 (UK) (28 December 2001)
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Margaret's date of birth is November 5, 1960. That's also Tilda Swinton's date of birth. See more »

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

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Darby Reese: Beau-Beau, she's a mother, not a moron.
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Swinton rocks in a true twisted thriller!
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is like a great term paper: it flows like fire-water from a heated pitcher. I bought it on a caprice, only to rivet myself to the screen unexpectedly. Tilda Swinton is absolutely flawless (not to mention Visnjic) in a very strange tale about a mother's endless desire to protect. Not that I consider it a true flaw, but I would have liked for Margaret to tell Beau exactly why things had been so screwy and deadly for the past two days. The opportunity arises at the very end but she decides not. For me, I certainly would have explained to a seventeen-year-old boy that if he screws around with derelicts in seedy closets, people die. It's sort of an important part of growing up. However, directors McGehee and Siegel decide to omit that part. While the film is a must for thrill-seekers, I really felt that the boy should have been let in on the sticky, lethal web his juvenile lust did spin. BUT TILDA ROCKS! Just like this movie.


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