Trailer for The Deep Blue Sea Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston
09.28.11 by Ryan
If movies have taught us anything, it's that finding love anywhere from the early 1900s to the 1950s was fraught with difficultly, especially in Britain (see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The latest movie to test that theory is the Deep Blue Sea, which stars Rachel Weisz as the wife of a judge (Simon Russell Beale), who falls in love with a Royal Air Force pilot (Thor's Tom Hiddleston). The first trailer for the movie starts with the warning "beware of passion", which seems to be the general theme for British, period, romantic dramas (again, see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The Deep Blue Sea recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews. The Playlist called it a "beautiful, woozy and heartbreaking tale of intense passion" while Screen International said the movie was an "an elegantly staged, sublimely moody tale of painful love." The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, described the movie as "intelligent but bloodless" and the Guardian said The Deep Blue Sea was "flat as a duck pond," which probably seemed like a really sharp pun to anyone that thought the movie was a prequel or sequel to the 1999 genetically-altered shark movie Deep Blue Sea.
Whether it's an audience's cup of tea or not (sorry), no one can deny that the trailer does look quite pretty indeed (sorry again).
Based on the late Terence Rattigan's 1952 play of the same name, The Deep Blue Sea was written and directed by Terence Davies (The House of Mirth). While the movie opens on November 25th in the U.K., there's currently no U.S. release date, though it's likely that it won't take long to head west and attempt to engage Oscar voters.