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The Sense Of An Ending Review

Very Good

Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel is adapted into a remarkably intelligent, gently involving film anchored by a terrific performance from Jim Broadbent. With an unusually realistic depiction of London life, this an introspective story about finding closure, and it's nice that the filmmakers avoid ramping up the narrative to push a big emotional climax. Instead, it's in the small moments that the film rings true.

Broadbent plays Tony, a pensioner who runs a small camera shop as a hobby. His primary distraction is his single daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery), who is in the final stages of pregnancy. So Tony and his ex-wife Margaret (Harriet Walter) are providing whatever support they can. Then out of the blue he is notified of an inheritance from someone in his distant past. This sends him down memory lane, as he remembers his life as a university student (then Billy Howle), falling in love with Veronica (Freya Mavor) and feeling crushed when she fell for his best friend Adrian (Joe Alwyn) instead. So Tony tracks down Veronica (now Charlotte Rampling) in the present day to try to sort out their loose ends.

This is a complex story about how tricky it is to make sense of a messy past. The film refuses to simplify things in any way, leaving the audience to see themselves in the characters and situations as it flickers back and forth between the two timelines, dropping hints and details until the final piece falls into the puzzle. And the message is that you can't get closure until you accept even the more difficult elements of your story.

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Joe Alwyn at 'The Sense of an Ending' Gala Screening - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th April 2017

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Tony Webster is a retired man in his sixties whose past comes back to haunt him when he receives a strange letter in the post. It takes him back to his university days when he met the love of his life Veronica Ford. Though they have been estranged since then, she bequeaths him a diary in her will. Their separation was one of bitterness and heartbreak; his best friend Adrian Finn ended up stealing Veronica's heart, and Tony reacted by sending them a very angry letter in response to their partnership. Not long after, Adrian died in mysterious circumstances and with all the horror of those years brought up once again, Tony is forced to confront his guilt and innoncence in the whole saga - as well as other people's suspicions.

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Steve Martin Couldn't Believe That Joe Alwyn Is British


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As someone who has been in the film industry for 50 years, Steve Martin is an expert in the acting field. However, that doesn't mean that he can't be fooled on occasion. The veteran actor recently worked alongside newcomer Joe Alwyn on his latest movie 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', a 25-year-old up-and-coming star who surprised him in more ways than one.

Steve MartinSteve Martin thought Joe Alwyn was an American boy

Plucked from obscurity, though with the backing of several years of drama studies and theatre work, Joe Alwyn came from London to Hollywood to play the starring role in Ang Lee's intense 2016 war drama which also starred the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart and, of course, Steve Martin.

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Joe Alwyn stops for photos on the red carpet at the 54th New York Film Festival premiere of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater, New York, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Joe Alwyn - Jameson Empire Awards 2016 held at Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals at Jameson Empire Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Joe Alwyn - The Empire Film Awards 2016 held at Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals at The Empire Film Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016

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