Atonement is about Briony Tallis, a young aspiring writer of thirteen who witnessed or thought she had witnessed something atrocious between her older sister, Cecilia, and her long time crush who rejected her when she was about ten or eleven. A series of events that have gone wrong made her demons play inside her head that she saw only what she wanted to see. This in turn ruins the life of Robbie, the young man she adored, but loved her sister dearly.
*James McAvoy was a very intriguing Robbie
* I don't like the 17-18 year old Briony much. They could've gotten a better actress, but she was good enough.
* Vanessa Redgrave's cameo was fantastic!
* I like Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel
* The music was haunting
* Keira's eyes and body language were great...she's really a "classic"!
* The "treatment" of the screenplay was done well
Genre: British, Drama, Romance, Young Love, Period Piece, Family Crises, Based On A Novel
Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse(Sear-shah) Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Joe Wright
Screenwriter: Christopher Hampton
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
Composer: Dario Marianelli