10 July 2015

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea 2011
  • Director: Terence Davies
  • Based on Book: no
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Karl Johnson
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor/actress in:
    • Rachel Weisz – The Fountain, The Constant Gardener, About a Boy, Sunshine
    • Simon Russell Beale: This England, My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Orlando
    • Tom Hiddleston – Thor
    • Karl Johnson: Mr Turner, Merlin, Copying Beethoven, Prick Up Your Ears, The Tempest
  •  Why: post-war England
  • Seen: 28 June 2015 

London 1950. A young woman writes a suicide note and turns on the gas.
Flashbacks to a passionate post-war love affair. But not with her much older husband.
Her husband is a sir, her mother-in-law an unbearable snob. The husband finds out about the affair.
The story very slowly emerges with captivating acting and exquisite period settings.
The back-and-forthing in time is confusing but as a whole this low-key smouldering love triangle is riveting.

4* of 5


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