Deep End, The (2001, USA) C-101m. SCOPE *** D: Scott McGehee, David Siegel. Starring Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Josh Lucas, Raymond (J.) Barry. Thriller drama about Swinton, who is a loving mother but disapproves of her gay son's macho lover. When she finds him dead one morning and believes that her son killed him, she gets rid of the corpse… not knowing what she is getting herself into. Low-key but moody, well-scripted by the directors, their first film after SUTURE (1993). That Lake Tahoe setting is especially nice. Based on the novel The Blank Wall by Elizabeth S. Holding, which was filmed before as THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949).


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