Under Still Waters

January 3rd, 2008


Under Still Waters

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A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.9/10 (295 voted)

Director: Carolyn Miller

Stars: Lake Bell, Jason Biondo, Jason Clarke

A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.

Lake Bell - Charlie
Jason Biondo - Waiter
Jason Clarke - Andrew
Clifton Collins Jr. - Jacob
Christopher Harris - Deputy Buford Buegley
Ken Howard - Conrad
Frankie Ingrassia - Abigail
Patrick Killoran - Young Swimmer
Tony Michilak - Herbie
Patrick Miller - Bartender
R.J. Cutler - Radio Announcer (as RJ Cutler)

Taglines: Some secrets are impossible to keep.

Release Date: 3 Jan 2008

Filming Locations: Owensville, Missouri, USA

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User Review

WriterDirector Carolyn Miller is in over her head here

Rating: 6/10

About the only thing this would-be Hitchcock rip-off has going for it is a cool DVD cover picture of lead actress Lake Bell up to her chin in a lake. Unfortunately, this shot is NOT from a scene in the movie. Worse yet, this picture is more interesting than anything that actually IS shown in the film. In an apparent effort to seem clever, UNDER STILL WATERS writerdirector Carolyn Miller throws in one after another increasingly incomprehensible plot twist as this lame flick nears its totally inscrutable finale. Apparently Miller feels viewers should be forced to read between the lines, and fill in all the blanks by extrapolating what the missing scenes would have looked like if she had been able to fit more of the script into her shooting schedule. I say, to heck with that. If I'm shelling out 50 cents to rent a movie, I do not want to be forced into doing $40,000 worth of "script doctor" work in my head in order to complete what the writerdirector MAY have wished to convey on-screen (but failed abysmally to do so). If you have been able to stomach UNDER STILL WATERS all the way through to the end, ask yourself these questions: did deputy Buford REALLY exist, or was he just a figment of someone's imagination, and if so, whose? Better yet, whether real or imagined, WHY kill him?


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