Sunday, November 23, 2014

512. Deep End

Deep End
1970
Directed by Jerry Skolimowski













I apologize that I have been a bit behind on this blog.  I recently got myself a new boyfriend (researchers are currently working on how that could be possible; the results should be in by next Tuesday) so I have been quite busy.  Rest assured, I am working to catch up.

This is the story of Mike, a high school drop out who finds work in a London bathhouse.  He is trained by a pretty girl named Susan, who uses her sexuality to um...make more money off her clients and advises Mike to do the same.  Mike rapidly becomes obsessed with Susan and let's just say, things get weird.  The Book tells us that this is a date movie you must see before you die.  I think that if a guy played this for me on a date, I might have to call the police.

Watching lust drive men completely insane is really quite an unsettling experience for me.  I am all for watching Ewan McGregor sing Roxanne when his girlfriend is about to sleep with someone else, but having to see this fifteen year old go completely insane was disturbing.  Maybe the film was worth it, though, because of the beautiful shot at the end?  A tough call.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Quite a few of the actors were dubbed.