"Deeply" is a captivating drama starring Kirsten Dunst as Silly, a young woman whose fate is bound to the sea.
Silly's story is told by an older woman to a young girl by the name of Claire(Julia Brendler), that has recently suffered a misfortune involving the death of a significant companion. Silly's story parallels with Claire's and ultimately helps Claire to make peace with her own inner demons.
"Deeply" is a little known film from 2000 that is worthy of mention to a lover of good cinema.
Let's take a closer look at the film, as we Unhinge, "Deeply".
At the start of the film, Claire's mother uproots her daughter from known comfort of and takes her to Ironbound Island, a remote area with limited distractions.
The mother's expectations of the relocation is that her daughter will open up and express her true feelings about her recent trauma, as well as, find enough closure to move on with her young life.
However, things don't go as planned and Claire shuts down the lines of communication with her mother and sinks deeper into her depression. Claire looking for escape wanders about the island aimlessly, until she finds a waterlogged package that has washed ashore.
Looking at the address, she finds the home that it belongs to and befriends an older woman living inside.
Claire learns that the package she brought to the home contains a book written by the old woman that contains young Silly's story. Claire allows the older woman to tell the story of Silly, a woman bound to the sea, as she begins to put the pieces of her own life together throughout the film.
This is where the movie shifts from present to past, as Silly's story becomes the main focus of the film. Silly's story begins in a small fishing town that is supposedly cursed by the wishes of two young lovers lost at sea. It seems that every 50yrs a young adult born on the first day of the fishing season mysteriously drowns which triggers a series of strange events on the island.
"Deeply" isn't the top grade production as say a "Sweet November" or "Pay It Forward", but what the film lacks in budget it makes up for in content. Kirsten Dunst does what she was born to do in every film, give a powerful performance that leaves movie buffs reeling for more.
Kirsten's character, Silly, has the home-felt heart essence that we've become accustomed to whenever we watch one of Dunst's works. There are a few supporting actors that help the movie a long, but it's Dunst that successfully carries the girth of the film
Love, blind faith and curiosity are some of the strong points in the film that give "Deeply" buoyancy throughout the 101 minute presentation.
"Deeply" is a film that is perfect for a Sunday afternoon, nothing to do flick or a welcome alternative to a quiet reading of your favorite author. Thanks for reading ^_^
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