R | | Drama, Music, Romance
Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
It is Dominic Cooke in his feature directorial debut.
He knows the names of trees and flowers and constellations and he wears plimsolls, never shoes.
Ruth Ponting: And his socks never match.
Florence Ponting: Exactly.
Ruth Ponting: And he doesn't know the difference between a croissant and a baguette.
Florence Ponting: That's why I love him.
In the tennis match between Edward and Florence's father (Geoffrey), they're either counting the games wrong or not alternating service properly. Edward begins serving at the start of the third set, so he should be serving when the game score is even. We immediately jump forward to a later game in which Geoffrey is serving. Geoffrey loses the game (for a change), and Edward announces the score as 1-4 before serving, which means he is now serving when the game score is odd.
It's also slightly off that Geoffrey starts serving the first set, and then Geoffrey begins serving the third set after 12 games. This, however, could simply be the result of Geoffrey letting Edward begin serving the third set, out-of-order and out of strict compliance with the rules, as a sop after beating him 6-0, 6-0 in the first two sets.
$35,765 20 May 2018
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