The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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Beth Cappadora (Michelle Pfeiffer), a photographer, is married to Pat (Treat Williams), a restaurateur, and they would seem to have a perfect life in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, they have three small children that Beth takes along to her high school reunion in Chicago. While checking in at a crowded hotel lobby, her middle child, three-year-old Ben, disappears. Despite a frantic search and much media coverage, the boy is not found, and Beth soon falls apart. Nine years later, the family has
Mar 12, 1999 Wide
Mar 6, 2001
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Vincent (age 16)
Vincent (age 7)
Kerry (age 9)
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Well-acted but pedestrian TV-like melodrama what what consitutes a family, or sociology versus biology in the kinship debate.
Grosbard...forgets the need for character motivation, point of view, or anything else that might make this compelling subject an interesting film.
a flawed but often effective family drama that turns on the deepest fear of every parent or guardian: that one dumb move, a single moment of neglect that can turn the rest of your life inside out.
Sometimes in tragedies healing can only take place when love means letting go.
Michelle Pfeiffer turns in an impassioned performance of often gut-wrenching intensity in a film that deserves far less.
A respectable family drama, but is all the more disappointing since it is obvious that it could have been so much more.
Fans of Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel may find enough echoes of the book to justify the price of admission. But others can see this sort of thinly crafted melodrama in TV movies every week.
Seems just to skim over the story... without ever delving into its depths.
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