A terrific, British-based cast including Charotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, Joe Alwyn and Emily Mortimer help make this fine adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel, glow, “Audiences fell in love with Indian director Ritesh Batra’s genuine gem of a debut, THE LUNCHBOX. That low-key treasure displayed Batra’s unique touch for the subtle sense of longing and mystery that can haunt men of a certain age, and led to this, the director’s first English-language film, a well-acted dish of its own, focusing on a British divorcé’s search for closure to a long-ago relationship. Fusty curmudgeon Tony Webster appears content to have traded his ambitions as a poet for a life spent tending a tiny vintage camera shop. It was an early girlfriend, Veronica, who gave Tony his first Leica camera, though losing her to an old schoolmate also seems to have shaped his younger self. But whose love was Tony more devastated to lose: hers or the golden boy they both admired?”—Variety. PG-13. 108 Min.
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