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Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies, 2011 (R)

with Rachel Weisz (The Whisleblower, The Bourne Legacy, 360, Dream House, Constantine, Agora), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor), Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy, Karl Johnson, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sarah Kants, Oliver Ford Davies, Barbara Jefford

This remake of the original 1955 film, adapted from a Terence Rattigan play, stars Rachel Weisz as a wedded woman who falls hard for a younger man. Her determination and emotional obsession lead her into tragic conflict with the morals of the day.

This movie was not made in the 90's. But it has the aestetic of it, which supposedly has the cinematography of a masterpiece, but in practice, has everything with a halo, blurry, and too dark in whatever quality you watch it with. The story is very slow, but the truth is that the rhythm doesn't bring anything to the story, because in the end, the story isn't that complex, the acting is pretty much to the point and obvious. The two male characters have a very defined portrait, so you can figure them out in two minutes, the conflict of Rachel Weisz isn't a conflict since her mind is made from the beginning. Perhaps the interesting point is the situation of women in the 1950's, with no opportunity to be free to be who they are, but at the same time, except in a few obvious scenes, it is not really explored. I really like Rachel Weisz, so maybe this is the reason why I watched the whole movie, or perhaps to see the outcome of the situation, but the ending is so trivial that I was even more upset.

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