R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
10 September 2007 | Simon Parker
10 | If this doesn't win Best Picture next year it will have been robbed!
Its very rare that a movie like Atonement comes along and leaves me completely speechless and in complete and utter awe...
Filming of the film's three sections was done almost entirely in sequence.
Briony Tallis, aged 13:
I finished my play.
Any apparent continuity errors in the fountain scene - the position of the vase, the tennis shoes, Robbie's sitting position, Cecilia's strap slip, the buttons on her blouse etc. - are not what they seem: we are seeing the same event in different ways through different pairs of eyes.
The title types itself out like on a typewriter.
£1,634,065 (UK) (7 September 2007)
$50,921,738 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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