The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Romantic drama, set in post World War II Britain, about a High Court judge's wife (Rachel Weisz) who abandons her privileged life to embark on an affair with an Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston). Based on Terence Rattigan's play.

"Hester (Weisz) is the beautiful wife of judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale), theirs is a companionable rather than a passionate marriage. When Hester meets a young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie (Hiddleston), she falls devastatingly in love with him, and to the shock of those around her she leaves her marriage to live with him in shabby lodgings. But as time passes, Hester comes to realise that the dashing but damaged Freddie is unable to return her all-consuming passion." (London Film Festival 2011)

2011Rating: M, for a scene of sexuality and nudity98 minsUK
DramaRomance

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The Deep Blue Sea / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Davies is in fine form here, with luminous perfs, especially from Rachel Weisz, rounding out a classy package.

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Total Film

Total Film

A lyrical study of infidelity and loneliness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The social and psychological particulars, and the wonderful period details, are part of the background...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A melancholy film without a doubt, but with great sweetness and delicacy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The film feels pity for the exhausted city of London. The vast metropolis was the scene of greatness during World War II, but a few years later, it is drab, hungry and without optimism.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Exceptionally well-made and completely fearless in its depiction of the widest range of romantic emotions.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Classic Davies territory and a potent reminder of why he is a director to cherish.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Its patient elegance is a rare thing we should nurture.

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