Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and a half stars)
Star Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery
Director: Ritesh Batra
What’s Good: Engaging, nice story-telling, good performance and casting
What’s Bad: This is not a film for the masses
Loo Break: I would not suggest using one
Watch or Not?: Yes, for sure
The film is adapted from British author Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) is a retired and divorced man, who owns a camera shop in London. Although he lives alone, Tony is in good terms with his ex-wife Margaret (Harriet Walter) and pregnant, single daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery).
The film is based on Tony’s recollection of past events of his youth, how he met his girlfriend Veronica, an awkward weekend spent at Veronica’s place, how Veronica falls in love with his best friend from school Adrian Finn and the nasty letter which he pens to them. But does he remember the exact truth?
Suddenly, he gets to know that Veronica’s deceased mother has left a diary for him. He gets in touch with Veronica after years but she refuses to hand it over …read more