The Deep Blue Sea

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Hester Collyer, the wife of a High Court judge, a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page, a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. Nearly abandoned by Freddie, Hester attempts to win him back through a desperate gesture. This only serves to estrange her more from the men in her life and reality itself.


  • Ann Mitchell
  • Jolyon Coy
  • Karl Johnson
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Harry Hadden-Paton
  • Sarah Kants
  • Oliver Ford Davies
  • Barbara Jefford

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Mar 23, 2012

Propriety and recklessness make for uneasy bedfellows in The Deep Blue Sea, a shimmering exploration of romantic obsession and the tension between fitting in and flying free.

Metacritic review by Jeannette Catsoulis
Jeannette Catsoulis
Mar 22, 2012

There's such a thing as having too much reverence for your material, and although Davies is an extraordinarily gifted and principled director, The Deep Blue Sea may suffer for that reverence.

Metacritic review by Stephanie Zacharek
Stephanie Zacharek
Mar 18, 2012

As intensely personal and deeply felt as it is, however, Davies' attempt to breathe new life into Rattigan's 1952 play is a rather bloodless, suffocating thing, lent tragic passion more by its use of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto than by anything achieved by his star Rachel Weisz and her leading man.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter