Loved it, loved it, loved it. I also loved the book. Either they did a great adaptation, or they did one that will please people who read the book.
This is totally my kind of movie. Tragic romance. And an unconventional narrative style.
I would say that if you liked The English Patient you will like this movie.
The score is brilliant. I won’t tell you why, but I think it is. Parts of it reminded me of Gabriel Yared, who scored a couple of Anthony Minghella’s movies (including The English Patient.) I was just wondering if Atonement was directed by Minghella, when he showed up as an actor at the end of the film!
I must know the story behind this. Guess Joe Wright (the actual director) was giving him a nod, at the very least.
Oh, and James McAvoy. Where has he been all my life?DON'T say it, I know. Growing up. (But only for the last like, half of it. It's just mortifying.)