Well, after months of wanting to see the movie "Atonement" and actually BUYING the DVD at Target the week it was released, Mike and I finally had time to sit down and watch it last night. WHAT A DOWNER!!! While the film may be beautifully shot, the score hauntingly lovely, the actors first rate, the story is DISMAL, DEPRESSING and there is NOT a happy ending at all! If you are the type that loves the angst of life type movies and are unconcerned about a happy ending, have at it. Otherwise, don't waste your time or your money.
And it was a bit uncomfortable to watch at times due to the content of the film. I was in the privacy of my own home, with my husband, and was STILL embarrassed by some of the scenes in the film. It was just plain awkward at times.
So a word to the wise, if you haven't seen it and have been wanting to, skip it. Not worth the couple of hours wasted on it.