Atonement (2007)
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[TRAILER] When young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan), all three of them must deal with the consequences. Robbie is the hardest hit, since Briony's deception results in his imprisonment, but hope for Cecilia and her beau increases when their paths cross during World War II.

Also starring Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Alfie Allen, Jérémie Renier, Anthony Minghella, Tobias Menzies, Nonso Anozie, Neil Maskell.

Directed by Joe Wright. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton. Based onthe novel of the same name by Ian McEwan. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster for Relativity Media/StudioCanal/Working Title Films. Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey. Edited by Paul Tothill. Music by Dario Marianelli.

83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:28 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

I saw this with my mother when it came out and I think it was one of my favorite movie going experiences. It was only later that I read the critical consensus wasn't as favorable as my opinion of it, but I thought it was so good. No shock though that I love Poirot and all the British estate fiction I can watch though.
posted by Carillon at 4:27 PM on February 28

Devastating film, so well made, but I avoided seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in anything for years after seeing this movie. Ugh. Repellent character.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:14 AM on February 29

Good points all!


posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:24 AM on February 29

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