The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

DVD - 2012
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"Hester Collyer is married to a judge, William, and enjoys all the material comfort and social privilege that goes with such a role in 1950s England. However, when she meets Freddie Page, a dashing young RAF pilot, Hester's world is turned upside down. She falls in love with Freddie and leaves her husband and her comfortable, if unexciting, life behind for him. Will Freddie prove himself worthy of such devotion?"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: [Australia] : Paramount Home Entertainment (Australasia) [distributor], c2012.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: 50205436
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Beale, Simon Russell - Actor


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Sep 20, 2018

I can watch Rachel in anything ~

Sep 12, 2017

Depressing. Long and depressing. Long, boring and depressing.

Aug 17, 2017

Watched it again, and couldn't remember watching it the first time. It's that memorable.

Mar 17, 2017

Returned without watching this one.

Aug 27, 2016

What is that for American audiences movies has to be fast? Maybe this movie was not the greatest, but compared to many local junk, it passed.

Jul 01, 2016

What this film needs is more sex. I know that must seem odd in today's sex-saturated pop culture. But without the "motor" for the plot, the whole thing goes limp (pun intended). We need to FEEL the contrast, and, sadly, the director just doesn't get that across,

Feb 04, 2015

vvvverrrrry slow paced. poor weisz was given one emotion to play the entire movie. one.

Jan 11, 2015

Previews overrated. I watched 15 minutes of boredom. Don't know who she was that tried to commit suicide. Jumped around from one bed to another . ~~~~~~~~

Dec 11, 2014

With its cloying score of whiney violins and a script that sounds as if it were written by a third-rate romance writer who kept falling asleep at the keyboard, Terence Davie’s ridiculously lush weeper (based on a play by Terence Rattigan) is so badly executed it’s actually entertaining…for all the wrong reasons of course. Davie’s usual flair for poetic imagery does find an outlet of sorts with dreamy opening and closing sequences using long continuous shots of local street life to impart a delicate sense of time and place, but it is pretty much wasted everywhere else thanks to the horribly stilted dialogue and a complete lack of any empathy for his characters. This is not so much a melancholy romance as it is an uninspired drama about stupid people doing stupid things for no good reason. In one particularly indulgent passage Hester, waiting to fling herself in front of a subway train (yawn), is suddenly thrust into a wartime flashback featuring a cast of stiff upper-lipped clichés waiting out the Blitz by singing “Molly Malone” in a candlelit tube station. I just wanted her to jump already.

Dec 06, 2014

The title comes from the saying, "Between the devil and the deep blue sea". The film opens with a suicide scene, so you kind of know where the story is heading. It is London after WWII and Hester, a young woman, is caught in a love triangle, destined to end badly. Rachel Weisz played the lead role and did it well. However, the story evolved slowly - probably too slowly for some. Toward the end you feel a melancholy accented by well-chosen violin background music. So if you don't mind the theme and the pace, you get to see some pretty good acting from the two main actors, and life of London in the 50's.

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Dec 06, 2014

Ron@Ottawa thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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Dec 06, 2014

Sexual Content: One scene of nudity.


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