Sunday, August 25, 2013
Deep Blue Sea 2011
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.