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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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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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Release Date:

25 November 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Weisz is phenomenal! Singlehandedly the best female acting performance in the last few years.
26 March 2012 | by (Newark) – See all my reviews

Overindulgent and somewhat stuffy romantic drama that is saved single handedly by the Oscar caliber performance of Rachel Weisz, who gives a very complex and realistic look at a women whose self destructing over her choices in life in post war Britain in the 1950's. Weisz so good that she brings a lot of life into a somewhat lifeless screenplay that is more into atmosphere than substance. Both of her leading men are fine and lent great support to the vibrant Weisz, who is keeping this film afloat almost by herself while the movie gets a bit claustrophobic towards its climax. The film does have some great moments ( The pub scene and the intimate moment between Weisz and leading man Tom Hiddleston while dancing) but that's more the credit to Weisz and the cast than the film itself. Rachel Weisz has always been one of the most gifted and versatile actresses working today, not being afraid to do different characters and being unlikeable and raw in the process. In this film, she gives in my opinion the best female acting performance in the last few years, giving a complex and rich performance with a character that could have easily been botch by even a great actress, especially with a screenplay that is more into itself than the audience watching the movie. Weisz proves in this movie that she's more than a great actress, she proves that she is one of the best actresses we ever had.

Her phenomenal performance alone is the real reason to see this movie.

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