"The Deep End" delves into the psychology of deception and pushes back the boundaries of the classic suspense thriller. A woman (Tilda Swinton) covers up a murder in order to protect her teenage son from being implicated. But someone knows her secret. Information is worth money and the price of silence is even higher. Each decision she makes to hide the evidence adds another life-threatening twist to this terrifying game of cat and mouse.
In at the deep end...
- The Deep End review by CP Customer
A young man is discovering his sexuality while embarking on a relationship with a slightly older man. His mother discovers and asks the 'older man' to end the relationship - who fails to heed her words; and so begins the start of the 'thriller'? I use the term 'thriller' loosely, because while the film kept me entertained for the duration - it had no thrills and no spills.
The somewhat weak & predictable storyline plods along slowly with no excitement or edge of seat thrills and yet it is strangely compelling. Centering around a video of the young man with his older lover, will his mother succeed in her quest to protect her son?