The Deep End


A mother of three discovers that her eldest son is possibly having a homosexual affair with an older man. She asks the older man to desist, but he demands money to do so. Later that night, the man and her son quarrel outside. The next morning, she discovers the body of the older man on the beach, and, fearing the worst, decides to dump his body in the lake. After the body is discovered, she is approached by a man with a videotape of her son and the deceased, demanding a large sum of money. As she struggles to keep the truth from her son, while raising the money, the pressure mounts on her. How much will she do to protect her son?


102 minutes.
No persons under 16 .
Drama, Thriller
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Credits

Cast
Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Raymond J. Barry, Josh Lucas
Director
David Siegel
ScreenplayDavid Siegel, from a novel by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
MusicPeter Nashel
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2001
Produced byi5 Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
11
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
5
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Smith
15
The Star
Janine Walker
10
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Total Movie
Leon van Nierop
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10
Uncut
Wendy Ide
15
Empire
Mark Dinning
15

What the People say

Internet
970 Netizens
14

Average .. 64%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I see my rating is a little out of line with the Americans. Swinton gives a gripping performance, and has deservedly won praise for it, however the story moves a trifle too slowly, and, on reflection, the ending is way too convenient, neatly wrapping up all her problems without ever resolving the initial dilemma. It may appeal more to women, especially mothers.






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