Deep Water 2022 Review – Watch This Thriller Movie On Amazon Prime Videos
Does Deep Water mean the arrival of the sensual thriller? Adrian Lyne, who helmed Deep Water, is an incredible expert on the class, having made delightful beauties in the 80s and 90s like 9½ Weeks (1986), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Indecent Proposal (1993). Profound Water reports Lyne’s re-visit of course after 2002’s Infidel.
While Deep Water is thick enough with sex and savagery and stunning individuals copulating or giving each other raunchy looks as well as punches, there’s absolutely no part of that red heat, real thrills or intelligence you expect from a movie Lyne; he also directed the incredible Jacob’s Ladder (1990).
Vic Van Allen (Ben Affleck) has quit after making a bag full of money from a robotic innovation. He lives in an unassuming community in Louisiana with his charming, delicate and enthusiastic wife, Melinda (Ana de Armas), and their baby girl Trixie (Grace Jenkins).
For someone so wealthy, residing in a fine house, there is a surprising absence of staff apart from the sitter, who is brought in when the Van Allens are visiting companions. Oddly enough, rarely properly understood (subsequently we didn’t put resources into the proceedings), Vic endures Melinda’s many acts of infidelity.
In the 1957 novel, the rationale behind Vic looking the other way at Melinda’s bravery was to stay away from the mess of separation. He doesn’t check these days. Perhaps Lyne could have presented a watertight prenup or some other motivation behind why the two needed to stay together despite each other’s disdain.
Lyne went the “jealousy as an aphrodisiac” route, which isn’t hugely compelling either as it doesn’t seem to trigger any sizzle under Van Allen’s sheets. The film opens with a notice of the disappearance of one of Melinda’s darlings, Martin. A wry Vic tells Melinda’s current sweetheart Joel (Brendan C. Mill’s operator) that he killed Martin. Joel is scared to the point of moving on.
Then Melinda fixes her sinuous gaze on flat pianist Charlie (Jacob Elordi) and there is also her first lover, Tony (Finn Wittrock), who slips out of the woodwork. The Van Allen’s mates don’t seem like real individuals to the point of just being there to fill in the edges. There’s also a creator, Don Wilson (Tracy Letts) who speculates about Vic, much to the shame of his significant other.
The third demonstration is just plain insane with Vic standing out to a large extent on his forward-thinking bike. Affleck most often gives a numb stare to imply his ethical equivocation, while de Armas invests most of his energy moping around in exquisite evening gowns and pulling off his devilish stilettos. Without sex or intelligence, Deep Water is above all a magnificent but wet wreck.
Streaming of Profound Water on Amazon Prime Video is available.