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On Chesil Beach (2017)

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Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Director:

Dominic Cooke

Writers:

Ian McEwan (screenplay), Ian McEwan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Howle ... Edward Mayhew
Saoirse Ronan ... Florence Ponting
Andy Burse Andy Burse ... Waiter One
Rasmus Hardiker ... Waiter Two
Anne-Marie Duff ... Marjorie Mayhew
Adrian Scarborough ... Lionel Mayhew
Mia Burgess Mia Burgess ... Harriet Mayhew
Anna Burgess Anna Burgess ... Anne Mayhew
Emily Watson ... Violet Ponting
Bebe Cave ... Ruth Ponting
Samuel West ... Geoffrey Ponting
John Ramm John Ramm ... Postman Terry
Barney Iley Barney Iley ... Timothy
Mark Donald Mark Donald ... Charles
Imogen Daines ... Jenny
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Storyline

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A different time. A different love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On Chesil Beach See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,765, 20 May 2018

Gross USA:

$745,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,335,913
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2017. See more »

Goofs

In the tennis match between Edward and Florence's father (Geoffrey), they're either counting the games wrong or not alternating service properly. Edward begins serving at the start of the third set, so he should be serving when the game score is even. We immediately jump forward to a later game in which Geoffrey is serving. Geoffrey loses the game (for a change), and Edward announces the score as 1-4 before serving, which means he is now serving when the game score is odd.

It's also slightly off that Geoffrey starts serving the first set, and then Geoffrey begins serving the third set after 12 games. This, however, could simply be the result of Geoffrey letting Edward begin serving the third set, out-of-order and out of strict compliance with the rules, as a sop after beating him 6-0, 6-0 in the first two sets. See more »

Quotes

Edward Mayhew: [about his mother] When he used this horrible phrase, everything changed. Brain-damaged. Suddenly I saw her the way other people did.
Florence Ponting: That must have been awful. You're always very kind to her. My mother just pretends to be brain-damaged.
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Man! That was really really sad.
16 June 2018 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I'm not sure weather I likes it or if it was just a downer. It Starrs out this awkward movie about to inexperience kids getting married and trying to get it on at their honeymoon. Than just became this grim moment of how sometimes it don't work out.

It's a long process too. I hate when movies draw it out but it does help In the sadness.

Movie reminds me of Brooklyn but more boring. I don't get any film Saoirse Ronan stars in (Except for Lady Bird). Actually that's not true at all, but all of her movies are far too artsy for me sometimes to the point where I don't understand the critical acclaim of some of these things.


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