The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Directed By: Terence Davies
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Synopsis: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
My Reaction: Following the downward spiral of Hester Collyer (Weisz) as she begins a torrid, yet emotionally draining, affair with a young Royal Air Force pilot, and struggles to divorce her husband, William (Beale) a British Judge who has no intention of giving her up easily. Collyer begins to spiral out of control as she tries to manipulate her lover, Freddie, to stay with her, although he wants to leave after learning she wished to commit suicide because of him.
Weisz’s portrayal of the clearly confused Collyer, comes off at times as more manic than anything else. I found it hard to believe her attraction to either of these men. Her husband is much older and lacks a genuine passion for her…
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