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Deep Water

Deep Water

The love story is never the whole story.Mar. 18, 2022United States, Australia116 Min.R
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Movie Review

Victor Van Allen ( Ben Affleck ) and Melinda ( Ana de Armas ) have been married to each other for many years and are raising their daughter Trixie ( Grace Jenkins ) together. The feelings for each other aren’t that big anymore. Rarely do the two feel attracted to each other. Instead, they only argue if they even pay attention to each other. This is one of the reasons why Melinda is always attracted to other men. It’s not particularly subtle, actually, everyone knows what’s being played. Vic tries to ignore these antics as best he can. He claims that he doesn’t care – until one day he tells one of her lovers that he murdered one of her former friends, which not only unsettles his counterpart…

The film isn’t a real catastrophe, at least it’s better than fellow sufferer The Woman in the Window. There are some nice shots, the acting is good as far as the script allows. Now and then there are actually biting battles of words that have a certain entertainment value. Just not enough. Deep Water is contrary to the title a superficial thriller that just ripples along. The psychologically quite interesting constellation doesn’t get the nuances that it would have needed for such a film. If at one point it is said that the two should maybe see a couples therapist, one is willing to agree. At least he would be paid to listen to the two of them instead of just wasting his time as you do.

Deep Water” turns out to be quite a disappointment. The erotic thriller based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith is neither erotic nor exciting. It’s not profound anyway: the psychologically interesting constellation in the film version becomes a boring endless loop with a dysfunctional couple who don’t give enough reasons why you should watch them with it.

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Original title Deep Water
IMDb Rating 5.4 45,389 votes
TMDb Rating 5.73 857 votes

Director

Adrian Lyne
Director

Cast

Ben Affleck isVic Van Allen
Vic Van Allen
Ana de Armas isMelinda Van Allen
Melinda Van Allen
Tracy Letts isDon Wilson
Don Wilson
Dash Mihok isJonas Fernandez
Jonas Fernandez
Finn Wittrock isTony Cameron
Tony Cameron
Kristen Connolly isKelly Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Jacob Elordi isCharlie De Lisle
Charlie De Lisle
Rachel Blanchard isKristin Peterson
Kristin Peterson
Michael Braun isJeff Peterson
Jeff Peterson

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