Went to see the movie, Atonement, last night.
Definitely not intended for the entertainment-ONLY bound movie goer.
Atonement should be recognized for its brilliant directing, a deep ‘wow, I got think about this’ plot-line, and a symbolic use of color that I’ve seldom enjoyed in a film.
I told my daughter, an English Lit major, that Atonement really is a must-see film. The English papers she could write alone from this one movie would make it well worth the $9.50 entrance fee.
The only hint I’ll give to you who haven’t seen it . . . be prepared that the movie is a series of flashbacks. Each scene is replayed twice. First, from the main character’s POV, and then from reality.
I was a bit disappointed with the ending, however. I didn’t find that the main character ever achieved atonement, or that her life was any testament that she’d truly tried to find it.
The ending also begs the question . . . are some mistakes in life, truly, deeply, unforgivable?
With that pondering thought I’ll leave you.
I’ll be posting tomorrow at Sparkle This! It’s a combination story, told by 7 authors. Time travel, suspense, and set in Paris. What’s not to love?