Film fans may recall a brief period of time when Academy Award winner Ben Affleck and actress Ana de Armas were linked romantically. Though only together for about a year their connection first started on the set of the movie Deep Water, where they play a married couple, and which is now streaming on Hulu. The film, an erotic thriller from Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne, seemed to be doomed from the start as its release came a full year after the pair were no longer a couple and was then pushed to a purely streaming debut. Even with the deck stacked against it, audiences are finding and (mostly) loving it.
Based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Deep Water takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them. Directed by Adrian Lyne from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson, based on the novel Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith, Deep Water stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Dash Mihok, Finn Wittrock, Kristen Connolly, Jacob Elordi, Rachel Blanchard, Michael Braun, Jade Fernandez, Grace Jenkins, Brendan C. Miller, Devyn Tyler, and Jeff Pope. The film is produced by Arnon Milchan, Guymon Casady, Benjamin Forkner, and Anthony Katagas.
Check out what people are saying online below!
Affleck in form
Watching Deep Water. Affleck in fine form. When you see a Fred Astaire movie you want to see him dance, when you see Bruce Lee you want to see him do kung fu, and when you see Affleck you want him to be sad and have a five o’clock shadow.— Will Sloan (@WillSloanEsq) March 19, 2022
Still laughing about the scene in Deep Water where Ana De Armas screams "I don't want to hear that shit again" to her 6 year old for blasting Old McDonald— Eli Olsberg (@EliOlsberg) March 19, 2022
Deep Water had me shocked the whole way through lmao cuz what— bunz (@bunnythagod) March 20, 2022
Upping the slime
watching Deep Water. Affleck just upping the slime to Gone Girl levels. Good shit.— yeet takeshi (@carolaverygrant) March 19, 2022
And written by....oh
about to watch Deep Water pic.twitter.com/gD7Xwullhf— Chris Osborn (@Chris_Osborn) March 20, 2022
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deep water is a movie in which ana de armas bullied me with her beauty for an hour and a half— alex (@alex_abads) March 18, 2022
"Bold creative" choice
You know, a lot of people are dismissing DEEP WATER without a second thought, but I for one thought it was a bold creative choice to make an erotic thriller that was neither erotic nor thrilling pic.twitter.com/Yc3kfCybHf— Zoe Rose Bryant (@ZoeRoseBryant) March 19, 2022
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i have about 30 mins left of deep water to finish today but for an “erotic thriller” there has been like embarrassingly little sex— brianna (@justbrizigs) March 19, 2022