On Chesil Beach – Review

Ten minutes into On Chesil Beach and I forgot I was watching a British film. Where were the colourful supporting cast, played by representatives of the British acting establishment? What happened to the earnest attempt to seem serious and meaningful, announcing ‘this is literature’? What I saw – and fell in love with – were two newly-weds, both bright, both promising, both eminently likeable negotiating a moment of intimacy without the slightest idea of what to expect. And then – Adapted by Ian McEwan from his slender (166 page) 2007 novel, the film is set in 1962, at the time … Continue reading On Chesil Beach – Review