'On Chesil Beach' is a tender story that shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
Based on Ian McEwan's novel, Florence (Saoirse Ronan, 'Mary Queen of Scots') and Edward (Billy Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast shadows over their long anticipated wedding night. What unfolds reveals how unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives.
★★★★ "A painstaking observation of hapless lovers" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent