THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R)
Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz stars in the austere drama, “The Deep Blue Sea,” based on the acclaimed 1952 play by Terence Rattigan. Weisz plays the wife of a wealthy British judge who has a torrid affair with an RAF pilot, only to attempt suicide when her lover’s passions begin to fade. To call the pace ‘deliberate’ would be an understatement. The direction by Terence Davies might be a bit too showy and the use of Samuel Barber’s music seems, at times, overbearing. But Weisz gives a strong performance and, for patient viewers, the movie may slowly pull you into its emotional grip.
RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags
Also opening this week:
-Jason Statham plays a washed-up mixed martial arts fighter who takes on the Russian mob in the action flick “Safe.”
-John Cusack plays Edgar Allen Poe in “The Raven,” a fictional flick that depicts the famed author tracking a serial killer. The studios chose to protect these titles from the critics.
– And finally, we’re offered an Italian comedy called, “The Salt of Life.”