The Sense of an Ending 2.0 stars

Sense of an Ending movie poster
  • Rated PG-13 | 1 hour, 48 minutes

Director Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of Julian Barnes’s my-theme-is-memory novel serves as a grand showcase for star Jim Broadbent as a sour old soul who is ever so gently forced to reckon with his past, and a smaller showcase for Charlotte Rampling as the long-ago lover who has very little interest in helping our hero muddle through his mild ordeal. Throughout, there is the feeling that a story that was once as sharp, doomful, and merciless as a bathtub razor blade has been blunted somewhat to allow for both mercy and hope. Perhaps this is just the result of Batra’s artful refusal to turn even direct confrontations into explicit arguments, or his considered shifts between past and present. Or perhaps it’s because it’s almost unbearable to think that the sins of our youth can reverberate down through the decades, wreaking havoc on others without our ever knowing. With Harriet Walter as Broadbent’s splendid, unbullshittable ex-wife. 2017.

Matthew Lickona

Showtimes

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-674-6164 | Directions

Wednesday, March 29

11:35am

Thursday, March 30

11:35am

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Tuesday, March 28

7:10pm

Wednesday, March 29

1:30pm, 7:10pm

Thursday, March 30

1:30pm, 7:10pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Wednesday, March 29

9:00am

Thursday, March 30

9:00am

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