|May 25, 2018 (Limited)
|Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, Samuel West
|Bleecker Street/Elevation Pictures
In the early 1960s, Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle), meet and fall in love, despite the differences in their backgrounds.
Florence is a talented violinist from a well-to-do family, while Edward, although a university graduate with a degree in history, is from a family of more modest means. His mother (Anne-Marie Duff) has a brain injury from an accident and behaves erratically. However, after Edward meets Florence, the young woman's presence has a calming effect on Edward's family and his father suggests to Edward that he should marry her.
The two young lovers do marry, and honeymoon at a seaside hotel on Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, on their wedding night, things go terribly wrong.
Based on the novella On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan.