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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.

Director:

Terence Davies

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (play), Terence Davies (adaptation)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Ann Mitchell ... Mrs Elton
Jolyon Coy ... Philip Welch
Karl Johnson ... Mr Miller
Rachel Weisz ... Hester Collyer
Simon Russell Beale ... Sir William Collyer
Tom Hiddleston ... Freddie Page
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Jackie Jackson
Sarah Kants Sarah Kants ... Liz Jackson
Oliver Ford Davies ... Hester's Father
Barbara Jefford ... Collyer's Mother
Mark Tandy ... Edie and Ravenscroft Assistant
Stuart McLoughlin ... Singing Man in Tube
Nicholas Amer ... Mr. Elton
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Hester Collyer: Ah, the garden really is glorious! Even at this time of year.
Collyer's Mother: Yes. It's my one, unalloyed pleasure. So much safer than people, don't you think?
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Connections

Version of Vathia galazia thalassa (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Ochestra, Op. 14
Composed by Samuel Barber
Published by G. Schirmer, Inc (ASCAP)
Performed by Hilary Hahn & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Hugh Wolff
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Frustrating film saved by Weisz
30 January 2013 | by lhhung_himselfSee all my reviews

This is a very frustrating film to watch. The premise is good and it is thought-provoking, but only because of Weisz's deep understanding and subtle portrayal of the character that should have been developed but never was...

The flashbacks were not well done. They actively obscured an incomplete and hard to follow plot. We never see the relationships develop or deteriorate or are we given any understanding of the protagonist. There are some effective scenes, such as tea at Mother's but not enough to pull it all together. It was as if we were missing an entire chunk of plot to explain why this all happened - actually, what all happened?

Yet despite all of this, with what little she was given to work with, Rachel Weisz did make me understand her character, the importance of appearances and the stiff upper lip, the unexpectedness of the mid-life blooming of her teenage passions and the coming to terms with all of this stuff that is not in the sonnets or old masters that she was brought up with...

It is not just a case of subtle undercurrents in a restrained British film being missed by an American audience - those moments really are not there. We rely on the characters to tell us about their feelings and the motivations of others rather than witnessing them for the most part.

Still worth seeing for those few moments when you can peer into the protagonist's soul and understand why she is being as annoyingly childish as she is...


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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deep Blue Sea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,841, 25 March 2012

Gross USA:

$1,126,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,143,316
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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