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Head Above Water
Head Above Water
Actors: Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz, Craig Sheffer, Billy Zane, Shay Duffin
Director: Jim Wilson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2004     1hr 32min

A mystery centering around a respectable judge, his wife, her ex-lover, their neighbor and a dead body that complicates all of their lives.


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Actors: Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz, Craig Sheffer, Billy Zane, Shay Duffin
Director: Jim Wilson
Creators: Richard Bowen, Jim Wilson, Michael R. Miller, Guy East, Helen Pollak, John M. Jacobsen, Lynne Whiteford, Maria M. Machado, Tristan Whalley, Eirik Ildahl, Geir Eriksen, Theresa Marie
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2004
Original Release Date: 06/25/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 06/25/1997
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Really great dark comedy
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like this genre, you'd have to agree that this is a fantastic dark comedy. It's not slapstick or gross-out--just an interesting story with lots of irony and lots of twists. I loved this movie because it's so unpredictable and things go from bad to worse all because of a questionable decision made at the beginning of the story. This is not "the greatest movie ever made" (see earlier review), but it definitely doesn't stink. It's very clever and you will probably want to see it again to pick up on some of the subtleties. 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? :-)"
Head above the rest
Nicholas Ellis | East Melbourne, Victoria Australia | 04/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I cant beleive im the first person to review this film. Its so about time it was released on DVD. Well Art House movies dont always get my attention but this flick is brilliant. Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz dazzle in the story about a high profile judge who weds a previous defendant in one of his court cases, though she is at least 30 years his junior!! Things just seem to get tougher for Diaz as the movie goes on to hide her ex (dead)lover in their house on a beautiful island off the Boston coast.
The scenery is fantastic, the acting superb, this movie will take you away from the everyday. Soundtrack is excellent. Enjoy"
Excellent Entertainment
Nicholas Ellis | 08/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most Enjoyable, with excellent performances from Harvey and Cameron Diaz. Well worth watching. The photographic work and locations are also pleasing to the eye"
Nicholas Ellis | 02/10/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Interesting thriller that starts out fairly decent but gets confused and muddled and really unbeliveable toward the end. For the Die-Hard Cameron fan only. (Come to think of it, what guy isn't?)"