On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach - The GBY

Most of this story is told in flashbacks.  Their romance is very sweet if not passionate, and Florence’s past is disturbing.   The lack of communication and inexperience are a sign of the times but lead to tragic consequences.   Saoirse Ronan is perfect in the role of Florence, a girl who may have just wanted to get married, not actually be married.  Billy Howle is charming as the less sophisticated but more love-struck Edward.  I think the ending shows a marked difference between men and women.  This movie was slow, cold and depressing.

Our Rating:

2.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

Official Trailer

Official Synopsis:

Based on Ian McEwan’s novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

On Chesil Beach Q&A at BFI London Film Festival 2017


Principle Cast Saoirse RonanEmily WatsonAnne-Marie Duff
Director Dominic Cooke
Screenwriter  Ian McEwan (screenplay), Ian McEwan (novel)
Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt
Editor Nick Fenton
Run Time 110 minutes
Genre Drama, Romance
Premier Toronto Film Festival 2018

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