Big Screen: Atonement



As faithful to the book as possible, given that it’s a film (is that not self explanatory?). Great performances. Nostalgically lovely to look at (1940s. Ah.). As (momentarily) romantic and sexy as can be…and then as heartbreaking and painful and… And it’s really that good. Cee thinks so too. As she points out, the “incidental” music…is just great. The staccato typing? Wow. The back/forth juxtaposition to resolve disparate points of view? Done so well.

And by the way, the book? ALSO THAT GOOD.

Keira Knightly. James McAvoy. Joe Wright (director). Well done.