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HEAD ABOVE WATER

What You Need To Know:

In HEAD ABOVE WATER, Natalie (played by Cameron Diaz) is a pill addict who faces a criminal trial for possession of illegal drugs. A much older judge, named George (played by Harvey Keitel), lets her off easy. Natalie marries George. Then, Natalie commits adultery the first chance she gets with her former boyfriend, Kent, an alcoholic who visits while the judge is on a fishing trip with Natalie’s childhood friend Lance. With a smile on his face, Kent dies of a heart attack caused by the previous evening’s romp. Natalie worries about where to hide the body. When George gets home, he discovers the body and immediately has legal concerns about liability. George quickly becomes annoyed with his young wife and then plots to kill her.

This movie has excellent photography and acting. It tries to be a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, but Hitchcock made much better movies than this. Hitchcock made most of his films before the MPAA ratings system and thus had to creatively shoot objectionable material to tell his grisly stories. Furthermore, Hitchcock had some profound statements to make about human nature. Containing adulterous situations, drug addiction, murder, and violence, this movie will only appeal to people with the darkest senses of humor

Content:

(Pa, L, VVV, SS, NN, A, D, M) Existential, cynical worldview where no one can overcome their sinful nature; 8 obscenities; extensive violence including two shootings with a shotgun, an impaling, explosion, attempted poisoning, gun threats, & gratuitous violence against woman; adult sexual situations, sexual innuendo & adultery; upper frontal & rear male nudity, image of naked corpse & female scantily clothed; alcohol use & abuse; and, smoking & drug use & abuse.

More Detail:

In HEAD ABOVE WATER, Natalie (played by Cameron Diaz) is a pill addict who faces a criminal trial for possession of illegal drugs. A much older judge, named George (played by Harvey Keitel), lets her off easy. Natalie marries George. Then, Natalie commits adultery the first chance she gets with her former boyfriend, Kent, an alcoholic who visits while the judge is on a fishing trip with Natalie’s childhood friend Lance. With a smile on his face, Kent dies of a heart attack caused by the previous evening’s romp. Natalie worries about where to hide the body. When George gets home, he discovers the body and immediately has legal concerns about liability. George quickly becomes annoyed with his young wife and then plots to kill her.

This movie has excellent photography and acting. It tries to be a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, but Hitchcock made much better movies than this. Hitchcock made most of his films before the MPAA ratings system and thus had to creatively shoot objectionable material to tell his grisly stories. Furthermore, Hitchcock had some profound statements to make about human nature. Containing adulterous situations, drug addiction, murder, and violence, this movie will only appeal to people with the darkest senses of humor.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.