On Chesil Beach (15)

Director Dominic Cooke. Drama/Romance


Drama 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.'The film’s courtship scenes are convincingly sweet and ripe with teenage awkwardness, so it’s a tragic surprise when the newlyweds struggle, repeatedly, over the course of that evening to consummate their marriage.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, Bebe Cave


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Good entertainment. very well-made, acted and directed. Lovely music. Excellent photography. Good period feel. Very sad.

This was a sensitive portrayal of two innocents unprepared for the sexual congress of marriage with a bittersweet ending of what could have been.