It was Atonement, based on Ian McEwan’s novel, which placed Saoirse Ronan on the map (and earned her an Oscar nomination), and now she’s back in the writer’s playground with On Chesil Beach. Ronan recently received her third Oscar nod for her work in Lady Bird.
Based on McEwan’s 2007 novel, On Chesil Beach centers on Florence (Ronan), a violinist who marries a grad student named Eddy (Billy Howle). The narrative centers on their eventful honeymoon in the summer of 1962 as they explore their sexuality. The first few days of marriage should be a hot and heavy one, but instead these lovebirds have their share of conflicts. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Co-starring Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff, On Chesil Beach hits theaters May 18.