Most of the first part of this movie was just people wandering around being British, and the timeline of the second part jumped around so much that it was easy to get lost.
Which, for the record, is two separate things I’ve taken a point off for.
A tiny Saoirse Ronan and a tiny Juno Temple? I wasn’t expecting that.
If this movie had any redeemable quality in this section, it’s James McAvoy’s performance. Then again, I’ve yet to see a movie he was in where he didn’t do a good job.
From a visual standpoint, this movie had a soft glow to it that made it easier to watch than it would have been otherwise.
On another note, the Forrest Gump-esque mixing of old and new footage was pretty neat, too.
Historical dramas don’t tend to have much product placement usually.
I don’t care how well made this movie is. It’s way too depressing for me to sit through again.