In The Deep Blue Sea we follow the story of Hester (occasionally referred to as Lady Collyer) who is married to a wealthy judge, Sir William Collyer, but loves another man, Freddie Page, a young RAF (Royal Airforce) pilot. She is an attractive woman, but suffers from depression, although it is never explicitly mentioned.
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The story starts with Hester attempting to commit suicide on her birthday by gassing herself in Freddie's flat. She leaves a note for her love, Freddie, in which she specificly states it is not his fault. She is saved in the last minute, but has a falling out with Freddie - after he finds the suicide note in her pocket -, who in turn leaves for the evening. Then Hester sets out to find him, and persuade him to get back home, while her husband, who kicked her out when he learned about her love affair, appears again to convince her to come back home. Hester refuses the offer, and William finally agrees to get a divorce, he denied earlier. However this does not save the relationship Hester has with Freddie. Meanwhile Freddie gets an opportunity to work as a test pilot in Rio, and at the end he leaves Hester, because, as he puts it 'they are deadly to each other'. Also, we get to learn what real love is from the landlady, Mrs Elton.
And while the 'real time' events take place in a short period of time, one and a half day to be precise, we get to see glimpses of the larger story in Hester's reminiscenses of her life with William, her meeting with Freddie, the trip she and William took to the country to visit William's mother, the London bombing from the underground, the meetings in the pubs and the love she had with Freddie.
Best part of story, including ending:
I liked this movie for it's interesting characters, although none of them are really likeable, and the way they deal with their problems is infuriating.
Best scene in story:
My favourite scene is the tea scene. When Hester and William visit William's mother, she talks about the Battenberg cake, and her passion towards it, she could not grow out of. It is incredibly posh, and stiff upper lip.
Opinion about the main character:
I deeply dislike Hester's indecisiveness, her manipulating character, and her lack of taking the matters in her own hands. Practicly she waits for things to happen to her, never initiating anything.