The End of the Affair details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||James Bolam, Jason Isaacs, Sam Bould, Stephen Rea, Ralph Fiennes, Deborah Findlay, Ian Hart, Julianne Moore|
|Collections:||Haven't Seen That in Ages!, In the Mood for Love, Weepies|
The End of the Affair
|1hr 37 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Atmospheric and evocativeBy ThursdayNext from Warwickshire , 05 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I thought this film was beautifully shot, an atmospheric film about love, loss and jealousy in war-torn London.
Ralph Fiennes gives an unusually sympathetic performance as the sarcastic writer Bendrix, struggling to understand why his lover, Sarah, has abandoned him and overcome by suspicion and jealousy when he accidentally bumps into her husband one rainy day.
Not since Brief Encounter has a film so subtly and truthfully evoked the feelings of the end of an affair. The flashbacks capture the passion and the present day scenes capture the guilt, pain and regret of lost love.
After watching this I went straight out and bought the book, which is also highly recommended.
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Love's obsessionBy daisymaisy (51 reviews) from Tonbridge , 26 Aug 2011Beautifully portrayed and sensitively written. All the twists and turns of love are to be found here,ultimately uniting those left in their grief for the love that they both shared for the same woman.
End of the AffairBy Fenstrat64 (58 reviews) from London , 16 Mar 2011Predictable film with wooded performances from an excellent cast. Shame as Greene's story was faithfully transfered to the screen.The ending was clear from 5 minutes onward.
Faithful adaptation for the faithfulBy Stephen from North Cornelly, South Wales , 04 Sep 2010Neil Jordan supplies us with a minor miracle to muse on at the end of the millennium - why does Graham Greene continue to be overlooked?
Very little repressed in the raw sexuality of Graham Greenes Catholic novel which I read and enjoyed back in April last year - this adaptation manages to give breadth and depth to the original material and stretches the fabric in little ways that only the intense interplay between the excellent Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes (now all set for a remake of Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy) could allow.
Very workman-like in the recreation of war time London and ably assisted by Stephen Rea in his Bloom-like cuckolded finery - has an upper lip ever been more stiff?
The unexpected bonus here is a haunting soundtrack from Michael Nyman who gets his next outing in a forthcoming adaptation of Thérèse Raquin - which should be exciting - but again begs the question if they can do Émile Zola why not Graham Greene?
Great acting and atmosphereBy a customer from Lancashire , 15 Aug 2010I'm a big fan of Graham Greene's work and one of the big attractions of his writing is the palpable sense of atmosphere that it produces. Neil Jordan's 1999 film of 'The End of The Affair' creates the atmosphere of the story beautifully with some superb cinematography. Ralph Fiennes is excellent, giving the character of Bendrix an almost perfect balance between being a fairly ordinary, grounded man and an obsessive lover, seething with jealousy. Julianne Moore, beautiful as ever, is quite wonderful throughout. Certainly a film I will watch again and again and highly recommended to anyone who likes atmospheric films about the complexities of human relationships.
Very ModerateBy a customer from Derby , 09 Dec 2009A good cast, but a weak storeyline with such a predictable ending you could see it coming as you were putting the disc in the machine.
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