Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a good week. I’m back with a new article on the latest psychological thriller: Deep Water. With Gone Girl’s success and an amazing performance from the main actors, I was quite excited to see Ben Affleck once again in a mystery/ sensual thriller. In addition to that, I’m quite fond of Ana de Armas so always glad to watch her perform on screen. So, is Deep Water a new success in this genre? Well… let’s get into it.
But before getting into spoilers, let me tell you what Deep Water is all about: fantasizing about Ana de Armas and seeing Ben Affleck being as expressive as a vegetable throughout 1 hour and 55 minutes. This is supposed to be a thriller, so we should have some sort of suspense, but there is any. Even though the acting is not that bad, the storyline makes little sense and it is quite difficult to understand the main characters’ motivations. Apparently, they changed many details from the book, so I just hope the plot is better developed because I was just confused and annoyed by this movie overall.
Deep Water follows Melinda and Vic Van Allen, while we navigate through their complicated relationship. Melinda is what we call a free spirit, and even though she “accepted” to build a family with Vic, she needs to be desired and to have fun with other men. His husband knows all about it, and accepts with some conditions and mainly by being the only man who hears I love you from her. Or at least this is what we get to see in the first 5 minutes of the movie.
Because very quickly we see Vic is actually not that good at hiding how jealous he is about this situation. Indeed, Melinda doesn’t even try to hide her infidelity even in public, but it doesn’t seem very clear from the start what actually triggers his murderous path. As per the love they expect us to believe they have for each other, I’m clearly blind to it. I’m not saying the acting s bad, or at least not from Ana de Armas’s side, as Ben Affleck’s interpretation of a serial killer is just does not having any expression whatsoever.
In short, Deep Waters is just another thriller that tends to fall into the ridiculous. There is no real alchemy between the main characters and their goals are unclear. The ending makes no sense to me, and I believe the book’s ending is more consistent with the rest of the storyline. In any case, apart from if you are interested in seeing Ana de Armas being sensual, I do not recommend this movie. Anyways, this is all for today My Movievaures. I hope I’ll be back next week with a more positive review. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more news and live reviews!