Deep Water Is Adrian Lyne’s Long-Awaited Return To Directing After A 20-Year Absence
Ladies and gentlemen, Adrian Lyne is back! In 2022, 20 whole years after the release of 2002’s mixed-reviewed Unfaithful, the director behind Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks, Jacob’s Ladder, and Indecent Proposal returns with another erotic thriller.
Once a staple of ’80s and ’90s cinema, Adrian Lyne’s decades-long absence from the big screen is noticeable in a movie era that has moved away from mid-budget adult dramas in favor of big-budget tentpole blockbusters. Hollywood isn’t what it used to be, which might explain why it has taken Lyne so long to jump back into the director’s chair. While the filmmaker has finally returned, it’s possible that this could be the 80-year-old director’s swan song. If it’s truly his last film, let’s hope he ends his career with a bang!