Atonement  

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In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia (Kiera Knightley). Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested - and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

Briony sort of annoyed me. I get she didn't know what she saw with Robbie and Cecilia and later with Lola. But still. She screwed up Robbie's life and to an extent Cecilia's. I don't know how I feel about the end. I like it but I don't. It's kind of sad in a way. But in all in all, it was good movie.

Cecilia's green gown was beautiful. James McAvoy is a hottie and the library scene. Hot.

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3 comments

I felt the same way. I also though the middle part with Robbie wandering thru Europe was way too long ...

But I loved the library scene ... grrrrrr!

That library scene is hot. But I didn't like the rest of the movie.

Well, I didn't mind watching James. LOL

Dude, I so agree! Briony got on my hot damn nerves! I felt so bad for Robbie and Ceclia and that library scene was most definitely hot!

But dude, isn't Keira Knightley like really flat chested? Seriously...she makes me look like I have humongous jugs and I most certainly do not!

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