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    Atonement

    This is one of the year's best films, a certain best picture nominee.
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    This movie was beautiful! It was a quick adjustment to the style of storytelling: they'd show you a scene and then immediately show you the scene that led up to it.

    Absolutely gutwrenching performances by everyone involved. This one should easily receive many awards this season, I agree.
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    The story of this film sounds very attractive.
    I really want to watch it and ask my boyfriend to go with me.-V-

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    I thought this was good. Not different though.......

    I don't get all the Oscar noms.....I really don't......
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    gotta agree with you on that one...i can see best picture, but as far as kiera and james go, they are not award winning performances so i wasn't at all surprised they didn't get oscar noms, the only one i thought deserving was the young girl and she did get nominated

    you know, i like drama and slow moving movies, but this was too much, it was too boring, the last 15 minutes made up for the first hour and 45 minutes

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    i think this is the best movie of 07, its better every time i watch it

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    I just got home from seeing this -- wow! What a movie! The first half had me dreaming of running away to 1930s England to live like they were living. Everything about the film was so masterfully crafted -- I loved the way the conveyed the thoughts going through Briony's head. And I loved the way they would move from scene to scene - things like one character diving into a pond, carrying the sound of the water into a scene of another character coming up for air in a bathtub. They made everything about the film so beautiful that it felt like even the walking was choreographed. The character's movements set the tone for everything they did.

    I thought that the acting was incredibly strong, but I agree with those of you who have said that the little girl was by far the stand out of everyone. But it was definitely the direction and screenplay that stood out above everything else.

    I also have to say, I read the comments on this thread before going to see it, and they really did add to my enjoyment in watching it. Thank you all for your insights! I really enjoyed the flashbacks to fill in the blanks. There were a few other scenes where I wish they would have done that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veruka;2797805;
    I just got home from seeing this -- wow! What a movie! The first half had me dreaming of running away to 1930s England to live like they were living. Everything about the film was so masterfully crafted -- I loved the way the conveyed the thoughts going through Briony's head. And I loved the way they would move from scene to scene - things like one character diving into a pond, carrying the sound of the water into a scene of another character coming up for air in a bathtub. They made everything about the film so beautiful that it felt like even the walking was choreographed. The character's movements set the tone for everything they did.

    I thought that the acting was incredibly strong, but I agree with those of you who have said that the little girl was by far the stand out of everyone. But it was definitely the direction and screenplay that stood out above everything else.

    I also have to say, I read the comments on this thread before going to see it, and they really did add to my enjoyment in watching it. Thank you all for your insights! I really enjoyed the flashbacks to fill in the blanks. There were a few other scenes where I wish they would have done that!
    Veruka,
    I have waffled back and forth wanting to see this, but your description of it makes me now want to go see it.

    I have often said if I could pick anytime in history to have lived, it would have been as an adult during the late 30's and the 1940's. Probably because my parents grew up and were young adults during that time and their stories were so vivid and the memories they had so good despite the hard times that were happening in this country at that time period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2797857;
    Veruka,
    I have waffled back and forth wanting to see this, but your description of it makes me now want to go see it.

    I have often said if I could pick anytime in history to have lived, it would have been as an adult during the late 30's and the 1940's. Probably because my parents grew up and were young adults during that time and their stories were so vivid and the memories they had so good despite the hard times that were happening in this country at that time period.
    I think it would depend on my social class...not want to be poor in the '30's, even late.

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    I thought it was beautiful and the actors did a great job .. the ending bugged me a little bit .. but I guess its realistic ... i'm just a sucker for a happy ending

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