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Whoever signed off on the ending deserves a good thrashing: On Chesil Beach reviewed

19 May 2018

9:00 AM

19 May 2018

9:00 AM

On Chesil Beach is an adaptation of the Ian McEwen novella set in 1962 when ‘conversation about sexual difficulties was plainly impossible’ and a young couple suffer a disastrous wedding night from which there will be no return. This is surefooted, mostly, and literary and tasteful and sad and English, and it also stars the ever-remarkable Saoirse Ronan.

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