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ON CHESIL BEACH (2017): The Thing I Liked…

On Chesil Beach (2017), Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan
On Chesil Beach (2017), Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Billy Howle and Ann-Marie Duff, I’m glad I made it to the end of On Chesil BeachThough a seemingly slow-moving story, I didn’t completely hate watching life unfold for a young couple whose idyllic romance in 1962 England collides with issues of sexual freedom, societal pressure and more.

The romance at the heart of the story is pleasant enough but when I think of On Chesil Beach, whatI’ll first recall is the gorgeous blue hue of  Ronan’s beach outfit. Besides that, I’ll remember director Dominic Cooke’s movie because it had me thinking about two key topics that have always intrigued me. The first one being effective communication, which sadly isn’t always possible when in the heat of the moment – and as a result can lead to some fairly unfortunate circumstances. The second and most heartbreaking subject is that of how a toxic parent child relationship can negatively affect the child’s life, particularly when truth and / or reconciliation plus therapy don’t happen.

Overall, I don’t think ‘enjoyed’ is quite the right word for how I feel about this movie. The performances were good even though it took me a few minutes to stop seeing Cillian Murphy in Howle’s role – not that Howle did a bad job, mind you.

Overall, On Chesil Beach is a film I watched that I neither loved nor hated. I guess the value of it for me personally is in all the thinking it had me doing about effective communication and toxic parent child relationships. And yes,, that gorgeous beach outfit blue.

See it if you’r so curious. Just remember, it’s definitely heartbreaking.

Happy Film Loving

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ON CHESIL BEACH (2017): New Trailer From Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson…

On Chesil Beach (2017), Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan
On Chesil Beach (2017), Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan

Ian McEwan’s best selling novel On Chesil Beach has been adapted into a movie starring Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Billy Howle and Ann-Marie Duff.

Set in England in 1962, Ronan and Howle play a young couple whose idyllic romance collides with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure…

I’m in to see the way the story deals with gender politics. Such an interesting subject, considering the early 60s setting.

Side note: I had no idea that red hair looked so good with that particular shade of blue.

Directed by Dominic Cooke; Samuel West,Bernardo Santos, David Olawale Ayinde and Bebe Cave also star.

On Chesil Beach Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (US), June 15th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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