• On Chesil Beach (2018)

On Chesil Beach

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage.

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff, Bebe Cave, Adrian Scarborough, Jonjo O'Neill

Director: Dominic Cooke

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Number 9 Films, BBC Films

Keywords: Brooding, Melodramatic, 1960s, Escape, Love, Emotional, Quest, Rivalry, Inspiring, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    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. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The lead actors are both marvellous.... Yet the film’s most impressive performance might come from director Dominic Cooke, who has delivered an assured, wistful debut. show more

  • 70
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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