- On Chesil Beach review by EJ
I was looking forward to this movie, usually my 'cup of tea', but it just wasn't right. I didn't actually enjoy watching Saoirse Ronan and as for the character she played, well the reason she behaved the way she did, becomes clear through watching the film unfold, but the ending didn't make sense to me: She married and had several children; why and how? Well acted by Billy Howle, but some scary 'face ageing' going on there!
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
- On Chesil Beach review by JC
Disappointingly mawkish and slow, disjointed and unconvincing. It's a fairly thin storyline and would need spellbinding acting to make it worth watching. I am sure that they all did their best.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Well acted beautifully filmed and good story
- On Chesil Beach review by DL
I have disagree with the other reviews, we enjoyed this film, the story is well told on how the couple grew up and came to meet each other. Through out the film it is obvious that the girl isn't as loving as her husband to be and there will be problems ahead. remember this is set in an era when there was no sex education and most couples were still virgins before they wed. After the wedding the story follows the male life, up until 2007.
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
- On Chesil Beach review by JW
I agree with the above review mostly. Was the director and screenwriter just out of college?
Some of the dialogue was so corny, some of the music so inappropriate. Although I love classical
music, even that didn't sound quite right. What's wrong with silence? French and Danish films seem to get it right. Was the girl meant to be at fault re. the wedding night, god the guy was so inept and insensitive
(and I am a bloke!). Overall quite a disaster I think. I'd really like to read a review from someone who liked
it, maybe I've got it all wrong.
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.