The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean

Ulu Grosbard (1999)

108min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Michelle Pfeiffer plays the mother whose life is turned upside down after her toddler son goes missing, never, it seems, to be seen again. How she and her family (including older son Jonathan Jackson and husband Treat Williams) cope or, more to the point, don't cope is really the stuff of TV movies, and there's little here (thanks to pedestrian direction from Falling in Love's Ulu Grosbard and a stiff performance from Williams) to raise this above that status. Even the presence of Whoopi Goldberg as the cop in charge of the case adds little interest. The costume and make-up departments have done their best to make Pfeiffer look dowdy (sack dresses, mud-coloured hair), but no amount of dressing-down can hide the fact that this is an A-list star giving a classy performance in a merely average weepie.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Beth Cappadora Michelle Pfeiffer
Pat Cappadora Treat Williams
Vincent Cappadora, aged 16 Jonathan Jackson
George Karras John Kapelos
Sam Ryan Merriman
Angelo Tony Musante
Rosie Rose Gregorio
Laurie Lucinda Jenney
Candy Bliss Whoopi Goldberg
Director Ulu Grosbard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 4 Jun 1999
Drama