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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 November 2011 (UK)
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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.



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Cast overview:
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Liz Jackson
Hester's Father
Collyer's Mother
Edie and Ravenscroft Assistant
Singing Man in Tube
Mr. Elton (as Nicolas Amer)


The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Profundo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$123,841 (USA) (23 March 2012)


$1,124,786 (USA) (10 August 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


TIME magazine ranked Rachel Weisz's performance in the film as the fourth best performance of 2012 (November 2012), while New York Magazine named it the "Film Performance of the Year" (November 2012). See more »


Freddie Page: Today, the letter, the suicide attempt? We're lethal to each other. You can't expect a bloke to go on after he's driven someone to suicide. Much as he loves her.
Hester Collyer: Do you think that leaving me will drive me away from it?
Freddie Page: That's a risk we'll both have to take.
Hester Collyer: You're scaring me, Freddie.
Freddie Page: It's on the level. I don't enjoy hurting you, I'm not a sadist. But it's on the level.
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Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »


Written by Herbert 'Happy' Lawson (as Herbert Happy Lawson)
Sung by Eddie Fisher
[Also sung by the crowd in the pub]
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Wonderful drama
16 April 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The Deep Blue Sea is a dramatic romance which takes place around the post-war (WWII) period where the young wife of a British judge starts having a love affair with a royal air force pilot. The confusion and complexity or their situation puts their love into some strong tests. Mostly for their own self-challenge. Rachel Weisz is mature and amazing as a leading actress, and then comes Tom Hiddleston who unveils a beautiful supporting performance and freshens up a little bit the foggy mood of the film.

Terence meets Terence and a wonderful theatrical film comes to life. T. Davies wrote the screenplay and also directed the movie based on a love story play by T. Rattigan. The cinematography is absolutely theatrical. Feels like a never-ending stage. Therefore, expect some -not very long- slow scenes accompanied with instrumental classic music. The story leads you to expect and understand the outcome as it is.

If you want to see a good drama, this romantic one may be it.

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