Seen the film Atonement?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ChrisW, 30 Sep 2007.

  1. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Admit it, who cried? Own up....

    And are you male or female?
  2. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Streatham Hill

    been done old chap.

    I'm not the only one who thought it was complete pants, but Mrs L3 ran aground a little when she dissed it to the Director's best friend. As for tears - only when I think of the ticket price
  3. OP

    ChrisW Senior Member

  4. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I thought there wasn't any advertising on this forum? :biggrin:
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I saw it yesterday and loved it!!!! It was admittedly a girl film, although the husband liked it too actually. Amazing green dress!!!
  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through


    He wore a green dress to the cinema!? :biggrin::eek: :biggrin:
  7. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    I'm male, didn't cry, but was impressed with how good an adaptation of the book it was, how beautifully filmed it was, should get a best cinematography award IMHO, and also by the fact that Ms Knightly can act!
  8. I really enjoyed the book so it's unlikely I'll pay to see the film...but it's a great story. Just love the ending...
  9. OP

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Kirstie, I read the book and really liked it...the film does not disapoint!
  10. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    I'm not going to see it or read the book.

    Why? Well, I was going out with a young lady who had a weak sense of personal identity. One day, after we'd been together for about a weekend, she started asking me whether I'd wait for her if we got separated, whether I'd still feel the same way for her if she did something dreadful, and several other unanswerable (from a man's point of view), inappropriate (as we'd been together as I say for a weekend), and downright wierd questions. Needless to say my attempts to say the right thing without providing ammunition for the future and still get my end away provoked several arguments. It was only later when I scanned the flyleaf of Atonement, which she was reading at the time, that I understood where she had got the questions from.

    The relationship didn't last, I'm now happily married, and she is single and a potential Tory party candidate for some unwinnable seat.
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran


    Her first name's not Laetitia is it?

    Am I the only person who thinks Keira (fort)Knightly peaked when she did 'Bend it like Beckham'? I've seen Robots with more expression.
  12. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Keira's a terrible actress, all she does is pout.

    Quite gentle on the eye though!
  13. Desert Orchid

    Desert Orchid Senior Member

    Ibiza of the North
    The beach scene was filmed in the " Ibiza of the North ", they made the town look like a bombed out warzone,

    and it was an improvement ;)
  14. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Normally I'd agree Keira's not great, but she was perfect for this role, and very good in it as well. I also thought she was excellent in Pride and Prejudice. I think she's a lot better.
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