Head Above Water
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A woman finds out how the dead body of your old boyfriend can ruin your whole day in this black comedy. Nathalie (Cameron Diaz) is a lovely young woman with a history of substance abuse problems who is married to George (Harvey Keitel), a circuit court judge who first met her when she was brought before him on a misdemeanor charge (he gave her a break, and they fell in love). Nathalie and George are vacationing at her family's summer cottage in Maine, with Nathalie's longtime friend (and former significant other) Lance (Craig Sheffer) tagging along. One day, while George and Lance are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"Diaz is largely performing in a vacuum: Keitel, unbelievable for starters as a middle-aged judge, seems unsure at which pitch to play the largely physical comedy, and Sheffer, as the best friend, is fairly vanilla."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"If you have to spend time with a corpse at the beach, this is better than "Weekend at Bernie's." But it's a near thing."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
""intriguing, tricky and decidedly different""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Diaz, clad mostly in a one-piece yellow swimsuit, is left floundering in the shallows of a script which relies on ludicrous human behaviour and mechanical plot twists, the latter signposted by an over-emphatic score."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Debts must have been called in on this one."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"After flailing around a lot, Head Above Water just about manages the title feat, though first-time director Jim Wilson is clearly out of his depth."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"One moment, ''Head Above Water'' plays like a clanking melodrama, the next like a gallows comedy of corrupt yuppie manners."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Interesting thriller with good twists."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Like its characters, it's limp and wet."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
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