Rating: M
Length: 109 mins
Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff

ON CHESIL BEACH is the new British drama film directed by Dominic Cooke in his motion picture directorial debut. Ian McEwan adapted his own 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella set in 1962 . It stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. The film tells about young spouses Florence and Edward, who destroy their marriage because of fear of intimate relations.

The film has received positive reviews, praising both Ronan and Howle’s performances. On review aggravator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 70% based on 10 reviews.

“It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.” VARIETY.
“Its authentic depiction of unprepared young love is delicately innocent.”THE FILM STAGE.
“It is a tender and valuable film, well acted, with a shrewd eye for how naive you can be in your early 20s, how impatient, how pompous, how tragicomically un-self-aware.” THE GUARDIAN (UK).
“A solid drama made from a stellar book, but if you see it even just for the two performances, you won’t be disappointed.” ROGEREBERT.COM.

Official Trailer