The Deep Blue Sea details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Collections:||April - Drama|
The Deep Blue Sea
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Apr 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Although Terence Davies' latest offering is a big disappointment for this reviewer, it's fair to say that sometimes the movies that stay with you longest are the ones that really rile you.
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Three Way Love TriangleBy Carrington (5 reviews) from newbury, berkshire , 14 Apr 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This latest version of Rattigan's play is dark, claustrophopic and often depressing as director Terence Davies tries to reproduce the gloomy atmosphere of London in the 1950s and at the same time show the pain suffered by Hester in her fierce love for ex RAF pilot Freddie and his indifference towards her. There are excellent performances byTom Hiddlestone as Freddie, Simon Russell Beale as the judge and deserted husband and particularly Rachel Weiss whose voice, carriage and facial expressions all convey her agony poignantly. She is truly caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
The entire film is shot in dark, sombre, mainly night time hues and the only complaint I would make would be to point out that there were occasionally bright sunny days in 1950 although, as an atmospheric, painful love story, the film works very well indeed.
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Dreadfully slow and sadBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 08 Aug 2013I almost gave up on this several times - it's so slow and sad. It's difficult to sympathise with any of the main characters - they are all flawed in their own way. But perhaps that is the point - the events that take place are inevitable given the characters and yet there is no guarantee of happiness for anyone. The landlady has one of the most sensible lines when she tells Hester what she thinks love is. Only watch if you like slow and sad.
Dire and slow.By Zebras22 (116 reviews) , 21 Jul 2013Dire. You can see it is from a stage play and does not work on the big screen. Overall the film is boring and i struggled to keep awake. Not worth seeing.
Boring filmBy Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 27 May 2013London in the early 1950s. A girl is torn between her very much older husband and a young RAF lover. The film is agonisingly slow. It is watchable, but there are better films out there.
Not my cap a tea ((By bonanza (2 reviews) , 25 Apr 2013I found it too long, too boring and too pretentious. May be my expectations were too high but this film is not my cap a tea ((
It kept us watchingBy Catinabox (45 reviews) , 18 Mar 2013Plays translated into films often struggle a bit to catch your attention, but Rachel Weisz and co did a pretty good job with this one. You have to be okay with a bit of melancholy. Good for a Sunday evening.