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. watch the trailer >>