Saturday, December 29, 2007

Movie Review: Atonement


Featuring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave

Genre: drama, romance

Plot: little girl ruins two people’s lives

Acting: very good

Drama: people torn apart, love lost, war

Action: not much, it’s a slow paced movie

Funny: not much

Visuals: beautiful British country side scenery

Soundtrack: lovely… especially the violin

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Comments: It really is a nice movie, beautifully shot and with great music. The back and forward scene movement is a bit annoying. The little girl is dull, I don’t know if she was supposed to be this way but she is. Keira Knightley is too thin. But she does one of the most sensual sex scenes without nudity being involved. I couldn’t help feeling cheated towards the end of the movie, when the reality is revealed. Sure, happy ending wasn’t really expected given the time period, but why make the audience believe some and then turn it all upside down. Really disappointing and the shot at the very end doesn’t help at all.

Rating: 3/5

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