The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer
  • UK release: 14 April 2017

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

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Performance times

Otley Courthouse (0.0 miles)

Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN
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Thu 20 Sep


Strathearn Community Campus, Crieff (0.0 miles)

Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN
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Tue 24 Jul

Followed by a discussion with Culture Perth and Kinross Libraries staff comparing the film and book.

  • 19:00

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The Sense of an Ending

10 Apr 20173 stars

Julian Barnes' novel becomes an intriguing if unambitious film, starring Jim Broadbent

Based on Julian Barnes' Booker-winning 2011 novel, The Sense of an Ending sees Jim Broadbent's curmudgeon retreat from the irritations of his present in favour of the agony and ecstasy of his past. This slightly wilted English rose of a drama is the…

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