On Chesil Beach

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

“Saoirse Ronan (three-time Oscar nominee for Best Actress, including this year for LADY BIRD) is remarkable — and so is everything else — in this entrancing adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novella about a young British couple on their honeymoon in 1962. It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking… It should succeed in connecting with audiences eager to experience that all-too-rare thing: a romantic drama that gets so far into the mystique of its era that it takes you somewhere you’ve never been. Working from McEwan’s screenplay, Dominic Cooke, the 51-year-old English theater veteran who directed it, has fashioned the material into a visually captivating romantic puzzle that reverberates with hope and tenderness and wistful loss” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety. R. 110 Min.