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|
Most helpful review
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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The End of an AffairBy Angiee (100 reviews) from Solihull , 13 Sep 2009LOVED IT!! LOVED IT!! LOVEDIT!!
I could so, relate to this film, every touching nuance of romance, stolen moments, fear of loss and the desparation of the end. This is on my top 10 list of film 'must sees' 2009.
The End of the AffairBy a customer from Stockton-on-Tees , 23 Jul 2009Quite a slow film, but once you got into it I enjoyed it.
loved it!By GreyandSash (10 reviews) from Tonbridge , 08 Jun 2009Watched it for the second time and loved it again. A good cry. A love story.
The Catholic PatientBy RiffRaff (116 reviews) from Heywood , 07 Jun 2009Great cast and setting but I found it hard to engage with the characters in this film and to see these flawed people floundering is a joyless experience - which is probably what the author, Graham Greene, intended. If so, the director has realised this purgatorial setting quite well. Julianne Moore's performance brings across the angst of a guilty conscience in a believable way but Ralph Fiennes seems to have settled for reprising his English Patient character. Regardless of the characters' capacity to show conscience or humanity - nobody finds much to enjoy. Including this viewer.
Liked it a lotBy IceCubes (29 reviews) from Windsor , 22 Apr 2009Rented this because of reviews but didn't watch it for a week because I couldn't face it. When I forced myself to watch it it was only to get it over with and sent back to LoveFilm. I wasa never a big fan of Ralph Fiennes or Julianne Moore so I wasn't expecting much except that I like Neil Jordan. At least Ralph Fiennes or Julianne Moore were different and not members of the usual crowd the film industry gives us. No token American for once. Anyway the film was excellent. Very convincing story of a real love affair in the days when divorce meant something completely different to what it is nowadays. Glad I watched it.