Sunday, September 12, 2004

Open Water

Went to see "open Water" today, a slow thoughtful film that makes you appreciate the cold drink in the bar afterwards.

Based on a great premise - two divers get left behind in the middle of the sea due to a mistake in the head-count and nobody notices they are missing.

It was about as far from "Titanic" and "Jaws" as possible, and the main strength was the enduring sense of the characters denial - it's a long l-o-n-g time before they realise what serious trouble they are in.

An excellent little film, one that restores your faith in Hollywood, and in independent film-making.



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