On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

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On Chesil Beach

A couple's lives change forever on their wedding day in this Ian McEwan (Atonement) adaptation starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk).

Now on their honeymoon, Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever.

2018Rating: M, Mature themes, sex and nudity109 minsUK
DramaRomance
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Variety

Variety

press

It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.

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The Times

The Times

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The text is rich with stylistic flourishes and social observations, and boasts a genuinely wrenching closing sequence. The film, alas, is not.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It is a tender and valuable film, well acted, with a shrewd eye for how naive you can be in your early 20s, how impatient, how pompous, how tragicomically un-self-aware.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most powerful, poignant dramas in years.

5.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Even with author Ian McEwan adapting his own novel for the screen, this somewhat stilted picture struggles to convey the deft emotional complexity of the source material.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Offers up so many tricky tonal changes, enough that Cooke eventually gives them over to a single note: limp.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This film of delicate emotional nuance recounts an enchanting but sad love story.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Crackerjack script, and performances from the two leads which amount to a master class in great acting.

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Variety

Variety

press

It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.

0
The Times

The Times

press

The text is rich with stylistic flourishes and social observations, and boasts a genuinely wrenching closing sequence. The film, alas, is not.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a tender and valuable film, well acted, with a shrewd eye for how naive you can be in your early 20s, how impatient, how pompous, how tragicomically un-self-aware.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most powerful, poignant dramas in years.

5.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even with author Ian McEwan adapting his own novel for the screen, this somewhat stilted picture struggles to convey the deft emotional complexity of the source material.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Offers up so many tricky tonal changes, enough that Cooke eventually gives them over to a single note: limp.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This film of delicate emotional nuance recounts an enchanting but sad love story.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Crackerjack script, and performances from the two leads which amount to a master class in great acting.

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