Deep End ★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.


Really ropey acting, strange stilted dialogue and what feels like a really prurient roaming camera. Doris Day getting her jollies through talking dirty about football, was an unexpected funny bit, and a bit disturbing.

Where the seventies really as dirty and sleazy as this or is that a conscious choice of this film? I dunno.
When you think it couldn’t get any weirder, the fantastic sound of ‘mother sky’ by Can starts up, and then the reveal in the prostitute scene is out goes one step further.

Overall, I was confused what the central point was. Two sleazy men and a deluded boy pestering her for sex and she gets killed by the boy. What was the lesson here?

It was bizarre enough to keep me curious, and the wandering camera did occasionally get some great shots, but was pretty thin in the end.

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