The Deep Blue Sea (2011) Adapted by Terence Davies from the play by Terence Rattigan
Rachel Weisz as Hester Collyer, Simon Russell Beale as Sir William Collyer and Barbara Jefford as Collyer’s Mother
Hester: I’ve always thought of sport as one of the more pointless of human activities.
Mother: That was almost offensive.
William: I’m sure Hester didn’t mean to be impolite, mother.
Mother: I take it you don’t play then.
Hester: Occasionally. I just find it very hard to be passionate about it.
Mother: Beware of passion, Hester. It always leads to something ugly.
Hester: What would you replace it with?
Mother: A guarded enthusiasm. It’s safer.
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