The Deep End of the Ocean
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

Beth Cappadora (Michelle Pfeiffer), a photographer, is married to Pat (Treat Williams), a restaurateur, and they would seem to have a perfect life in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, they have three small children that Beth takes along to her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

Well-acted but pedestrian TV-like melodrama what what consitutes a family, or sociology versus biology in the kinship debate.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sometimes in tragedies healing can only take place when love means letting go.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A respectable family drama, but is all the more disappointing since it is obvious that it could have been so much more.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Grosbard...forgets the need for character motivation, point of view, or anything else that might make this compelling subject an interesting film.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Kudos to Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Fans of Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel may find enough echoes of the book to justify the price of admission. But others can see this sort of thinly crafted melodrama in TV movies every week.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a flawed but often effective family drama that turns on the deepest fear of every parent or guardian: that one dumb move, a single moment of neglect that can turn the rest of your life inside out.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Michelle Pfeiffer turns in an impassioned performance of often gut-wrenching intensity in a film that deserves far less.

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

Seems just to skim over the story... without ever delving into its depths.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Moving story about a family who's son disappears but thye find him years later. Brilliant performance by Michelle.
Bradley Wright
This is truly a sad film, but it has its problems. Michelle Pfeiffer played an incredible performance however.
Steve B.
TV movie fare. Not bad, but nothing more than average.
Sunil Jawahir
I liked the book but this is a little too dramatic.
Leigh Ryan
Michelle did a great job in this.
Lee Kyle
Excellent story, and very intense. Great performances from Michelle Pfeiffer. any parent should see with the notion of dont trust anyone completly when it comes… More