• The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

The Deep End of the Ocean

Release Date: March 12th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 10th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

After Beth Cappadora's (Michelle Pfeiffer) youngest son, Ben, vanishes in Chicago, she slowly descends into a deep depression, affecting her husband, Pat (Treat Williams), and her other children (Jonathan Jackson, Alexa Vega). Relocating to Chicago several years later, they are shocked to discover a local boy named Sam (Ryan Merriman) who looks strikingly similar to Ben. Along with detective Candy Bliss (Whoopi Goldberg), the family must relive their trauma and find out the truth about Sam.

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson, Ryan Merriman, John Kapelos, Michael Mcelroy, Cory Buck

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Investigation, 1980s, Moving, 1990s, Transformation, Emotional, Intense, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Paced more like an action movie than a drama, and, when a pause finally occurs at the end credits, we realize that it hasn't been an altogether satisfying ride. show more

  • 63
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    About two faces of healing.

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Two films in one: an intriguing child-disappearance mystery and an uncommonly affecting domestic drama realized by four terrific central performances.

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