On Chesil Beach
- Directed by: Dominic Cooke
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson
- UK release: 19 January 2018
Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.
Reviews & features
On Chesil Beach9 Oct 2017
LFF 2017: Saoirse Ronan stars in an underwhelming adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella
Overwrought and underwhelming, On Chesil Beach is a cold and calculating affair that constantly threatens to collapse under its own self-importance. Set on the cusp of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, it's a film that's as dramatically restrained and…
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