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Summary Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Directed By: Dominic Cooke

Written By: Ian McEwan

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 33 Critic Reviews
62
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 30 User Ratings
6.2
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Summary Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Directed By: Dominic Cooke

Written By: Ian McEwan

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 33 Critic Reviews
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52% Positive
17 Reviews
45% Mixed
15 Reviews
3% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 33 Critic Reviews
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52% Positive
17 Reviews
45% Mixed
15 Reviews
3% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 30 User Ratings
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47% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 30 User Ratings
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47% Positive
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47% Mixed
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7% Negative
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Production Company BBC Film, Number 9 Films, Golan Films
Release Date May 18, 2018
Duration 1 h 50 m
Rating R
Tagline This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing