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Michael Jefferson
4.10.08, 10:51 AM
http://rcm-images.amazon.com/images/P/B0013XZ6X4.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0013XZ6X4/w3pgcoffeeroomss)Atonement
Keira Knightley, James Mcavoy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0013XZ6X4/w3pgcoffeeroomss)
3.5 out of 5 stars for romantics
2 out of 5 stars for hedonists
Reviewed for Coffeerooms by Mike Jefferson(editor's note: Though I don't disagree with MJ's review and would strongly suggest the book over the movie, the girl in me must recommend the movie on the strength of the Green Dress which is uncredited but deserving of its own award.)
I have atoned for my many sins, having only dozed off twice while sitting through the dry as a doggie bone romance of “Atonement.” The film was recently nominated for seven Oscars and wound up winning just one – for best original score. The Academy can be shockingly wrongheaded when it comes to doling out awards, but in this case they got it right. There’s no doubt that “Atonement” deserved to be recognized, but “No Country For Old Men,” was the rightful winner for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. “Atonement” is a lavish period piece, manna for the eyes, and the music is lush and elegant. But stunning? Spellbinding? Those words best describe “No Country For Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood.” “Atonement” is a Lifetime movie with a bazillion dollar budget.


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ELANA
6.14.08, 9:54 PM
Loved it. The last scene with Redgrave is heartbreaking.

mtj
8.23.08, 1:12 PM
I lasted less than twenty minutes watching this sleeper.
I would have been much more interested in the story of the young girl writer, than the Mommy who had to keep diving into the fountain naked.
I will stand in line with Michael to be blasted, because Keira Knightly needs more than a sandwich.
She should be the poster girl for anorexia.
And her acting ability is just as thin as she is.
*YAWN*
No wonder this movie didn't get any of the awards it was nominated for.

ELANA
10.10.08, 10:29 PM
while I strongly disagree about the movie, Kiera is freakishly thin! And to think the film adds 10 pounds!!