Head Above Water
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I was very pleasantly surprised because I hadn't heard of it at the theaters and yet it was such a treat to watch. In my opinion, this was much more enjoyable and creative than There's Something About Mary. In fact, I think it's Cameron Diaz's best movie. If you like her work, you owe it to yourself to rent it. Harvey Keitel is also excellent as the husband.
And if you're reading this Cameron, will you marry me? :-)
The scenery is fantastic, the acting superb, this movie will take you away from the everyday. Soundtrack is excellent. Enjoy
This is the version with the FSK 12 age warning on the cover. There is another German Region B Blu-ray release, but the cover is identical except for the FSK 12 warning, so if anyone has that version I'd like to hear how the picture quality is!
I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a laugh.It is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock in it's off beat comedic cadence.
This is a generally entertaining farce highlighted by the beauty of both Diaz and the coastal locations. While the plot is simple you have to pay attention or you'll miss various twists where the viewer is led to believe one thing, which is then proved false by further information. I didn't pay attention too well the first time I viewed it and therefore discovered some enlightening elements on my second viewing.
BOTTOM LINE: "Head above Water" isn't bad at all, but it's not great either, although it has an interesting subtext (see below). At any rate, it's a must for Diaz fans (as well as Keitel and Sheffer) and those who love the Maine coast.
The film runs 96 minutes and was shot in Phippsburg, Maine.
GRADE: Borderline B-/C+
***SPOILER ALERT*** (Don't read further if you haven't seen the movie)
The subtext is obvious: Beautiful women equal death (think Metallica's DEATH MAGNETIC). In the movie Natalie is indirectly the cause of death of all the men, which include: the bad boy (Kent), the fatherly husband (George), her best friend from childhood who's always had a crush on her (Lance), and the policeman at the end seeking to save a damsel in distress.
You want to start figuring out what is going to happen from the beginning of the story. You may draw conclusions; however you are wrong.
As the different problems arise for each of the characters, their correction attempts only cause the problems to snowball. I keep thinking of Dave Barry "Big Trouble" [UNABRIDGED] ISBN: 1567404596 and how Dave starts out saying something that seems innocuous and soon it gets blown out of proportion and you find yourself defending some indefensible illogical stance. This film starts out with a simple problem that in the end looks ridiculous. But at the very last moment it takes care of its self (or does it?)
Did I mention it is a lot of fun?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a cute and fun movie. Cameron and Billy were at their most gorgeous in this movie. Received the product in perfect condition.Published 3 months ago by Diana McClung
I like the movie. It has younger Cameron Diaz in it. And it's an interesting movie.Published 12 months ago by kp
Before buying this DVD had not seen this movie for nearly six years. None of the cable or local channels no longer play this movie. I thought it had a really interesting plot. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jmetal86
Good movie. Not sure how it slipped us when it first came out.Published 18 months ago by John & Barbara H.