Deep Water

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A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

The Love Story is Never the Whole Story

Deep Water


Much has been made of director Adrian Lyne's first movie since Unfaithful twenty years ago. Probably best known for Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal, his filmography could be described as somewhat erotic with a focus on affairs, infidelity and murder.

Deep Water is no different. You're thrown into the middle of an unconventional marriage. Sleeping separately, the woman seems free to enjoy other men, while her husband looks on. There is a contrast between her carefree attitude and his looming hatred of the situation.

Early on, there is ambiguity about whether the husband has murdered an ex-lover. He admits as much to a new lover, but is he joking? The second half of the movie plays up this situation. There is schizophrenic energy contrasting against a bland colour palette. There are awkward relationships and characters abound.

Ben Affleck is morose, recreating his Gone Girl vibe. Ana de Armas is seductive as ever but injects it with a dark undertone.

The movie concludes in an equally ambiguous situation, mirroring the beginning but now we know much more about the characters, their relationship and their deeds. The ending seems a little abrupt but fits with how we've given been given the whole story throughout.