Deep Water review by Bobby Blakey

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I have been a fan Ana de Armas since I first saw her in 2015s Knock Knock. The same can be said for Affleck all the way back to Mallrats. Now the two are teaming up for their latest film Deep Water from 9 ½ Weeks, Fatal Attraction and Jacob’s Ladder director Adrian Lyne based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith. IS this film another notch on Lyne’s belt in the erotic thriller genre or will it fail to be faithful?

 

Deep Water follows Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a couple in the small town of Little Wesley. Their loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Vic becomes fascinated with the unsolved murder of one of Melinda's former lovers, Malcolm McRae, and, in order to successfully drive away her current fling, takes credit for the killing. When the real murderer is apprehended, Vic's claims are interpreted by the community as dark jokes.

 

Heading into this film the trailer didn’t offer much up, which was a good thing. All we really had was the knowledge that Affleck and