Head Above Water

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Alone in a remote holiday beach house in Maine, while her judge husband (Keitel) and local childhood friend (Sheffer) go sea-fishing, ex-party girl Diaz is visited by old flame Zane - whose dead body she finds next morning on the living room couch. Keitel's miscast as a pipe-chewing father figure, while Diaz, clad mostly in a one-piece yellow swimsuit, is left floundering in the shallows of a script which relies on ludicrous human behaviour and mechanical plot twists, the latter signposted by an over-emphatic score. (Remake of Nils Gaup's superior black comic thriller Hodet Over Vannet, 1993.


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Jim Wilson
Theresa Marie, Michael Blake
Harvey Keitel
Cameron Diaz
Craig Sheffer
Billy Zane
Shay Duffin
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