#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – With her husband perpetually away at work, a mother raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop?
Plot: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop?
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Give this film another chance . . .
I saw this film last summer in the theaters and while it didn’t do much for me at the time, something in it stayed with me. I rented it again and watched it twice more and am now convinced it is a terrific film.
A lot has been said about Swinton’s portrayal of a frustrated housewife and she is brilliant, she carries the film with a head-on intensity.
But the screenplay should also be lauded. Yes, this is straight out of 1940’s noir, but it all works.
A lot has been said about the sex and sexuality switch of Swinton’s son, but it works perfectly. One might ask . . . why doesn’t she ask her son about the body before she dumps it? But that would involve TALKING to her son about his sexuality. She’d rather bury the evidence, than ever admit to herself that her son is gay.
Over the course of the film, Swinton begins to understand her son better, she realizes that everyone has their secrets and desires. Her son also realizes the worry he has put his mother through. The last shot, of mother and son huddled together on the bed is of two strong-willed people finally understanding each other as equals. It’s a wonderfully telling moment.
Be sure to watch this film more than once . . . it can be taken on many levels.
“I don’t have time for you blackmailing me, I have to do dishes and take my son to basketball practice”
“The Deep End” is a psychological thriller about a kid, Beau, who apparently killed his boyfriend (Reese) and about his caring mother Margaret covering up the deed. Margaret, who lives with his son and her other kids in a house on Tahoe lake, wanted Reese to stay away from his son. After Margaret heard the boys fight earlier on, she finds the dead body and without ever talking to Beau about it, she disposes the body in broad daylight using her boat’s anchor to weigh the body down in the water. She wants to protect her son. Many reviewers complained about the fact that she should have at least spoke to Beau about it but I find this not unrealistic and like this use of unconditional love. The movie takes a promising start.
Back to the plot: A few days later a guy (Alek) shows up at their house and blackmails Margaret. He wants her to pay $50.000 and threatens to hand a videotape to the police who have found Reese’s body in the meantime. The tape shows Beau and Reese having sex. Maragret tries to somehow get the $50.000.
Now comes the part of the movie that I found really annoying and stupid. She cannot tell her children anything about the blackmail so she has to keep doing her maternal duties while she desperately tries to get the money. Margaret explains to Alex why she does not have the money yet and their dialog is really laughable:
Margaret Hall: We don’t have the money. Alek ‘Al’ Spera: You have to get the money. Is that not clear enough? MH: It’s $50,000. It is not the kind of thing that everyone can just go out and get. Alek: Have you spoken with your husband? M: He can’t be reached. He’s on a carrier somewhere in the nor – This is truly none of your business. Alek: What about the old man? Well, you have to try harder. M: “Try harder?” Alek: I don’t think you’re really trying. M: Really? Alek: Yes. Margaret Hall: Well, maybe you should explain “really trying” to me, Mr. Spera. Tell me – how would you be “really trying” if you were me? But you’re not me, are you? You don’t have my petty concerns to clutter your life and keep you from trying. You don’t have three kids to feed, or worry about the future of a 17-year-old boy who nearly got himself killed driving back from some kind of a nightclub with his 30-year-old friend sitting drunk in the seat beside him. No, these are not your concerns. I see that. But perhaps you’re right, Mr. Spera. Perhaps I could be trying a little harder. Maybe sometime tomorrow between dropping Dylan at baseball practice and picking up my father-in-law from the hospital, I might find a way to try a little harder. Maybe I should take a page from your book: go to the track, find a card game. Maybe I should blackmail someone. Or maybe you have another idea. I mean, maybe you have a better idea of how I might try a little harder to find this $50,000 you’ve come here to steal from me. Alek: You’re right. I’m not you. I don’t – This is only a business opportunity. That’s all.
Just the typical conversation between blackmailer and the person whom he blackmails. Happens all the time. But Alek turns out to actually be a really nice guy and the two fall in love. Alek does not want his part of the money anymore and tries to convince his boss to give Margaret more time to get the boss’ $25.000. This turn is laughably ridiculous.
Him falling for her is really unrealistic. There really is not a lot of tension and the police is underused. They never show up at her house again after they briefly asked if she knew anything about an anchor. She says their boat has no anchor; the cops leave.
In the end, Alek sacrifices himself by driving off a cliff as he is driving with his boss. Magaret who was following the two takes the videotape out of the wrecked car and as she is reaching for it her lips touch Alek’s lips. Alek and his boss die.
It turns out that Beau did not know anything about Reese’s death which turned out to have been an accident. Beau and Reese had an argument outside Beau’s house. Beau told Reese to leave and went back inside before drunken Reese fell into an anchor and died.
Seems like a missed opportunity as the story really has some potential.
** 5.0/10 **
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Writer Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (novel), Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Actors Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations.
Production Company i5 Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length 2,820 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm