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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama | Romance

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

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25 November 2011 (UK)  »

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Amor Profundo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,124,786 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Barbara Jefford's first theatrical film in twelve years since The Ninth Gate (1999). See more »

Quotes

Hester Collyer: Lust isn't the whole of life, but Freddie is, you see, for me. The whole of life. And death. So, put a label on that, if you can.
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Version of The Deep Blue Sea (1955) See more »

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How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm?
Written by Walter Donaldson, Sam Lewis (as Samuel Lewis) and Joe Young (as Joseph Young)
[Sung by the crowd in the pub]
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Depressing to infinity
25 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Had high hopes for a taut intelligent drama - go figure, it features two of my favorite British actors in Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. Unfortunately, the film fell far short of their talent and my attention. With the excessive and prolonged violin music at the beginning, I knew I had erred in selecting this movie during the Thanksgiving weekend. To its credit, this film did have the look and feel of the 1950's in which it was set. Apart from that, I can't offer up anything else that may have redeemed this torturous series of vignettes of an unhappy woman well-loved by her husband but languishing for a cad who is dying to escape her and all that's dreary in postwar London. Early on, you're probably not dreaming of a happy ending, you're just hoping for an ending -stat! It came alright, just 2 hours too late. Alas, the downbeat performances, self-destructive characters, and deadly slow pace had me plotting to throw this flick into the sea (or the closest puddle outside)..never to be seen again.


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