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12 Feet Deep (2017)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 20 June 2017 (USA)
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Two sisters are trapped under the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool and must brave the cold and each other to survive the harrowing night.

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Matt Eskandari
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Credited cast:
Nora-Jane Noone ... Bree
Alexandra Park ... Jonna
Diane Farr ... Clara
Tobin Bell ... McGradey
Donald Prince ... Detective Zimmerman
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Christian Kain Blackburn Christian Kain Blackburn ... David (as Christian Blackburn)
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Two sisters are trapped under the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool and must brave the cold and each other to survive the harrowing night.

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Shot in only 14 days in multiple locations. See more »

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One of the sisters tried to pull the metal cover from the bottom of the pool. As she is pulling on the cover, she is also standing on top of it. See more »

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Well crafted minimalist film making
21 July 2017 | by hobbes_markSee all my reviews

Like most trapped thrillers it is all about what drama you can get with the barest of bones. In that sense, 12 FEET is solid, well crafted minimalist film making and a heart wrenching movie experience to boot. It is gripping, moving, frustrating, and if you're claustrophobic then it's terrifying too. Oh yeah, and it all takes place inside a swimming pool. Two sisters visit a public pool the eve before a long holiday weekend. One loses her engagement ring in the pool so both swim down for it. Unaware the sisters are still under the water, the manager closes the fiberglass covering, trapping the sisters underneath. The movie limits itself to an astounding extent, but makes the most out of what it has, creating an incredible experience. How much can you really expect from a movie that takes place in a pool with only two people? The story delivers a lot more than you would expect from this scenario. It has all the right elements to make it as enthralling with very little action or vfx. To start off, the director Eskandari does a great job directing his limited space. He miraculously pulls off a lot of great shots and brilliant claustrophobic nuances. He directs with enough skill to keep the movie interesting in its entirety. The story never felt lagged or drawn out and every moment where it would have slowed down it would throw a great twist or shocking character revelation that drew you right back in.

While the visual directing gives the film plenty of life, Alexandra Park and NJ No one's stalwart performances really drive the heavy emotions of the film. They deliver top notch performances, that carry the film's narrative and are both truthful and harrowing. I really felt for these two sisters.

This isn't a groundbreaking thriller but sometimes it is nice to witness how effective cinema can be with so little. During the finale you will want nothing more than to know the fate of these two sisters, and when you finally do learn it, it is unexpected but satisfying.


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Los Angeles, California, USA

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