A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
Divorced and retired, Tony Webster, an aging Londoner and vintage camera shop owner, whittles down the solitude of his isolated existence by keeping an affectionate relationship with his ex-wife, Margaret, and by accompanying his nearly full-term pregnant daughter, Susie, to antenatal courses. However, the unexpected arrival of an unsettling letter will disrupt the fine balance of things in Tony's orderly life, reconnecting him with his first love from college, Veronica, and the nostalgic, yet clouded memories of a distant past. Inevitably, as Tony scavenges for bits and pieces through flashbacks, the out-of-focus picture of his youth will gradually sharpen, nevertheless, is he ready to face the truth?Written by
At a festival screening in San Francisco, Ritesh Batra said that he had tea with Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending, ahead of filming. Batra was so nervous at meeting Barnes that he subsequently forgot most of their conversation, save for Barnes's parting line, spoken in jest: "Go ahead and betray me." See more »
At the dinner scene set in the 1960s Sarah Ford (Emily Mortimer) quotes from Larkin's poem Aubade. This poem was not published until December 1977. See more »
[Is calling in to her father in his shop with her new baby boy]
The NCT group send their love to you.
Oh, that's nice.
We had a lovely lunch, comparing the damage done to our bodies. Vaginas and all.
Joshua, cover your ears.
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The best I can say about this film is it seemed real and the emotions were well portrayed. Jim Broadbent is a great actor and he was the film. There were no light moments in the film at all. Not one. Therefore it made me feel heavy and flat and I did not particularly enjoy it. It was watchable but not entertaining in the true sense of the word. Really a film I sat through to simply see how it ended. Waiting for the DVD to come out is a better option rather than seeing it at the cinema. This is one of those films that probably should have gone straight to DVD. Disappointing considering the great actors in it.
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