Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Deep End

2001 American Feature

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Josh Lucas, Raymond Barry, Tamara Hope, Jordon Dorrance and Heather Mathieson
Writers/Directors: Scott Mcgehee and David Siegel, based on the novel The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

After a mother finds the dead body of her teenage son's older gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home, she spirals out of control trying to keep him from being found culpable in the death.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 82% / Audience: 57%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 79% / Audience: 6.7%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress - Drama (Swinton).
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Female Lead (Swinton) and Cinematography.
  • National Board of Review Special Recognition Award for For Excellence in Filmmaking.
  • Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award for Dramatic.

  • Loosely adapted from the 1947 novel The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding, which was filmed previously in 1949 by Max Ophüls as The Reckless Moment.
  • His sex scene could not be shot until actor Jonathan Tucker had turned 18. In fact, it was actually shot on his birthday.
  • Writers/directors Scott Mcgehee and David Siegel make a cameo appearance as EMTs.

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