An orphaned drifter recently released from the hospital and seeking gainful employment finds that sometimes fate can play cruel tricks on the desperate in a tightly wound tale of adultery, deception, and murder starring Peter Coyote and Lucas Black. Nat Banyon (Black) is an orphan just looking to get back on his feet after an extended convalescence in a Wyoming hospital. When by chance Nat spots a bad car accident and bravely acts to save the life of the car's eccentric driver, Herman Finch (Coyote), the grateful wheelman kindly extends an offer of work to the young drifter, with the understanding that room and board will be provided free of charge. Assigned the task of cleaning up Finch's rundown Deepwater motel in exchange for a street-worthy car, Nat sets about performing his duties while slowly becoming aware that, in this ramshackle motel, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I usually don't like movies with a "big twist" ending, but this one really delivered. It's more like a really clever old Hitchc0ck film then the lame "surprise!" movies you usually see these days. Would have gotten 5 stars if they'd had more scenes with Kristan Bell.
If you enjoyed either "High Tension" or "The Jacket" you'll probably appreciate Deepwater.
Despite the brutal reviews, I thought this was taunt, occasionally funny, well acted and creatively shot, all on a budget of under 5M.