Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's (Keira Knightley) lover (James McAvoy) of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
I'm not exactly sure where to start with this review. To tell you the truth, I have so much to say about it that it's becoming increasingly hard to collect my thoughts and make sense of everything. The one thing I can say for sure is that Atonement was an incredible movie.
It's one of those movies that leave me longing to tell someone about it but instead of telling them I would rather show them. So, with that being said, I'm going to try my best to tell you what I think of the movie and then urge you to go see it as soon as you can.
I had some expectations for this film and had an idea of what the story would be like. I haven't read the book so I can't say how true to the story the movie was. Either way, it was an amazing story with a very unconventional ending. I loved it. Movies are often predictable but Atonement holds strong all the way up to the credits.
Atonement was an extremely well crafted movie with great attention to detail. The score, the cinematography, the editing, the acting and the directing were done so perfectly and everything came together to create a beautiful story.
Now, go see the movie.