The Deep End of the Ocean
The Deep End of the Ocean ★★ 1998 (PG-13)
Beth (Pfeiffer) and husband Pat (Williams) live the ideal life in the suburbs, with a nice home and three beautiful kids. All of that is shattered when three-year-old Ben is abducted while Beth is distracted at a hotel. Shows the tortuous road of depression that Beth travels, and the effect it has on her family. Suddenly, nine years later Ben shows up at her doorstep, now named Sam, and offers to cut the lawn. Beth and detective Candy (Goldberg) determine that he is the lost boy, and painful choices must be made by all. Glosses over the story behind the child's abduction and wraps everything up a bit too easily. 105m/ C VHS, DVD . Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, John Kapelos, Jonathan Jackson, Ryan Merriman, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael McGrady, Brenda Strong, Alexa Vega, Tony Musante; D: Ulu Grosbard; W: Stephen Schiff; C: Stephen Goldblatt; M: Elmer Bernstein.