Sunday, August 25, 2013

Deep Blue Sea 2011

"Good grief. FUCK!!!"

This film is utterly brilliant yet painful to watch.

So fucking painful and yet so compelling to watch.

Its like watching a train wreck in slow motion. But the acting is so amazing. Weisz is such a brilliant actress.

In case you're wondering - a song popular during that period has the line "we're caught between perdition and the deep blue sea".

If you like British period films - End to the Affair, Gosford Park, English Patient, etc.. you'll love this as well.

There's something about them - the costume, the mannerism, the style of a beautiful by gone age - and of course the exquisite acting that makes these sorts of films so mesmerizing.

And then you wonder - why can't people be happy? Why do they let things bother them from achieving that happiness?

The only thing that bothered me was the lack of a better "explanation" of why she wanted to kill herself. It needed more depth there - more elaboration - not necessarily in words or detail.

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