Tuesday, January 22, 2008



My first free movie of 2008, all thks to 8 days! A preview screening of "Atonement"

Ever told a lie and it changes everything especially to the people involved. When you realised what you have done, it is already to late to do anything or to change anything. It is too late to regret what you have done.


On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life."

This movie started of slow and steady. While watching, you will asking a lot of questions of why this or why that? All answers will be answered at the end of the movie. The story is also a simple romantic story. The acting by all the leads are good, not Oscar worthy (I think), but good enough to be in top 10 at least. The director is good in using the same scenes but from different prospective, and when seeing the same scenes from different views does shows different meanings as well.

The movie a bit lag in the middle of the show and confusing but then the ending jz sums up everything. This is a must watch movie. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

Be careful when you are about to lie! Think of the consequences!

Come to think of it, I used to have a friend who lied to me but dunno how to cover his tracks. Sigh... I felt sorry for him.

A "only tell white lies" Polarbear

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