The Sense of an Ending

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: March 17, 2017 (limited) - March 17, 2017 - Select Cities

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Harriet Walter, Joe Alwyn, Matthew Goode


Retiree Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) suddenly receives a letter from Sarah (Emily Mortimer), a woman he knew long ago. In it, he discovers Sarah has died and intended to leave him a diary in her will. That diary was written by his college best friend, Adrian (Joe Alwyn), who took his own life years before.

However, Tony discovers that the diary is now in the hands of Sarah's daughter, Veronica (Charlotte Rampling), who also happens to be his former flame from university. He seeks her out, and through their long overdue reunion and the many secrets uncovered from the diary, Tony gains a new perspective on his past, present, and future.

Based Julian Barnes' bestselling novel of the same name.

Director: Ritesh Batra
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Ben Browning, Peter Hampden, Glen Basner
Screenplay: Julian Barnes, Nick Payne

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  • 4 stars "Another excellent British drama with excellent acting by Jim Broadbent Joe Alwyn and Charlotte Rampling. This film explores the aging lead character's (Broadbent) attempt to deal with the guilt, remorse, and regret for something he did as a university student. The direction is flawless and the plot is expertly handled with a great surprise ending. This is a fine film aimed at a mature and thoughtful film goer. Go see it!"