On Chesil Beach

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).... More

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.Hide

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

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

  • 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. Full Review

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

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

  • 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. Full Review