You have probably seen the trailer for Deep Water, it’s down as an erotic thriller, starring Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck. Was it as good as we were all hoping? Well, here’s my review.

In a nutshell, there isn’t that much nudity in the movie. If you are thinking that Ana runs around topless, covering herself with honey, then you will be disappointed. I think there is one scene where she is topless, but that’s about it.

That’s not to say the movie isn’t erotic, there are scenes where she’s playing with herself, but you don’t see anything. Although, the scenes are still pretty hot, because, you know, Ana is a rather pretty lady.

Ben is just being Ben.

What I did get from the movie was the fact of the two of them together. In all rom-coms, you have the ‘will they, won’t they?’ bit all the way through. Deep Water is almost the opposite of this.

We have the main couple, Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) who are married with a kid. From the outset, we know there are problems since they seem to sleep in different bedrooms. As the story unfolds, we find that Melinda is fancied by everyone and, Vic is sure, that she’s slept with a lot of guys. However, it seems Vic has a way of dealing with it.

The couple goes to a party and Melinda finds a guy friend and disappears with him. Vic sees them kissing and Melinda sees that he sees. Vic then takes the guy aside and tells him that Melinda’s last friend was like that, and he killed him, with Vic later claiming that was a joke.

The only thing is, you don’t know if he was joking or not. His friends find out what he says and say the joke was in bad taste, apart from one of the friends who think he might be serious. This carries on until we find one of Melinda’s friends dead after a party. Everyone thinks it’s Vic, but no one can prove it.

This is the main story, which I won’t spoil, but I found the overall thing pretty weak. The movie is a slice of life, which no real beginning or ending really. At the end of the movie, I got the impression things just carried on the way they had been before the movie started. That’s not to say the story wasn’t interesting, it just didn’t leave me feeling anything for anyone.

Well, apart from, and this isn’t a spoiler, the end credits, which has the daughter singing in the back of the car. I was a little confused at first, but I then understood, all of mum and dad’s games they were playing, meant this little kid was stuck in the middle of it all.

This is the part I did find interesting. Melinda is a flirt and loves the attention of men, which she no doubt gets all the time. She also seemed to love to rub Vic’s face in it. To some men, they would have thought that she is beautiful, but not worth the grief.

Vic on the other hand doesn’t want to leave her, since he likes to wind her up just as bad, even to the point of possibly killing anyone that ends up sleeping with her. They seem to be locked in a mental game of chess, where they do love each other, but they also love to mentally torture each other as well.

The mistake that Vic makes, at the end of the movie, is either, bloody stupid, or another way to wind up Melinda, I couldn’t decide.

If the movie explored this theme more, I think it would have been very interesting, but overall, the main story only skirted around it. Which was a shame.

If you like Adrian Lyne’s other movies, like Fatal Attraction, Unfaithful, 9 ½ Weeks, then you might like this. If you’re more of a fan of Jacob’s Ladder, this probably isn’t for you.

Needed more boobs! Pretty much like every movie ever.

I give Deep Water 2 out of 5 stars. It was interesting, but not interesting enough.

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