Watched May 16, 2012
'What's the worst word you can possibly imagine?'
I was impressed by this film as an adaptation of what I consider to be an un-cinematic novel - so much of the thought and emotion that McEwan was able to put on the page, Wright was required to make his audience infer, and he accomplished this with expertly crafted sequences. The editing, score, shot composition...all masterful and complementary.
- Keeping Juno Temple after recasting Saoirse Ronan was an odd choice.
- Benedict Cumberbatch did nothing to help the reputation of the pencil thin mustache.
- 'How can you hate plays?'