History YMMV / Atonement

2nd Mar '16 7:14:31 PM Noraneko
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** Alfie Allen, here having just a couple of scenes as Danny Hardman, would gain greater exposure as Theon in ''Game of Thrones.''


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** Robbie, having not seen Cecilia in years outside of contact through letters, being told that they only have a few minutes to spend together; hes very nearly in tears.


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** In that vein, [[spoiler:Robbie's last words.]]
---> '''Robbie:''' You won't hear another word from me...


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** Granted, it's awkward for your little sister to walk in on you having sex, but she also could have at least said something to her after Briony catches her and Robbie in the library instead of silently leaving, thus making Briony confused and ignorant to Cecilia's consent to the encounter.
10th Oct '15 7:17:15 AM fearlessnikki
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** As the film's FAQ on IMDB puts it, [[spoiler: the rape of Lola]] could have well been consensual. She's shown to be worrying about her family's finances and shows great interest in Marshall when he talks about his factory business. [[spoiler: While he most definitely took advantage of her]], when Briony finds her Lola doesn't scream for help or act as if she were in any kind of distress - all she does is act embarrassed and say "I'm sorry" over again. So their eventual marriage could either be [[spoiler: VictimFallsForRapist or JailBaitWait]].

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** As the film's FAQ on IMDB puts it, [[spoiler: the rape of Lola]] could have well been consensual. She's shown to be worrying about her family's finances and shows great interest in Marshall when he talks about his factory business. [[spoiler: While he most definitely took advantage of her]], when Briony finds her Lola doesn't scream for help or act as if she were in any kind of distress - all she does is act embarrassed and say "I'm sorry" over again. So their eventual marriage could either be [[spoiler: VictimFallsForRapist Victim Falls For Rapist or JailBaitWait]].



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: When Briony reveals that what we have been watching was her book with a falsified ending and that Robbie and Cecilia died and never had their chance at happiness entirely because of her actions. She grants them in fiction what she denied them in life. It's the only way she could deal with the guilt of what she had done.]]

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[[spoiler: When Briony reveals that what we have been watching was her book with a falsified ending and that Robbie and Cecilia died and never had their chance at happiness entirely because of her actions. She grants them in fiction what she denied them in life. It's the only way she could deal with the guilt of what she had done.]]


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** The scene where it's revealed [[spoiler: Robbie died from septicimia]].
---> '''Nettle:''' Cheerio, pal.
26th Feb '15 12:29:59 AM autoslizer
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** Cecilia and Robbie never consider Marshall as a possibility for the real rapist until Briony tells them, even though he was the stranger in the house that night and had showed up at dinner with a scratch to match Lola's bruises. (In an interesting example of NotSoDifferent, they seem to have settled on Danny Hardman as certainly as Briony settled on Robbie, and based on as little evidence, prompting Robbie to remark that they "owe Able Seaman Hardman an apology.")

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** Cecilia and Robbie never consider Marshall as a possibility for the real rapist until Briony tells them, even though he was the stranger in the house that night and had showed up at dinner with a scratch to match Lola's bruises. (In an interesting example of NotSoDifferent, they seem to have settled on Danny Hardman as certainly as Briony settled on Robbie, and based on as little evidence, prompting Robbie to remark that they "owe Able Seaman Hardman an apology.")")
*** [[spoiler:Though this is Briony's fictional version of Robbie and Cecilia, it may be true or it may be Briony's imagination.]]
13th Jan '15 8:32:32 AM blueranger
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** As the film's FAQ on IMDB puts it, [[spoiler: the rape of Lola]] could have well been consensual. She's shown to be worrying about her family's finances and shows great interest in Marshall when he talks about his factory business. [[spoiler: While he most definitely took advantage of her]], when Briony finds her Lola doesn't scream for help or act as if she were in any kind of distress - all she does is act embarrassed and say "I'm sorry" over again. So their eventual marriage could either be [[spoiler: VictimFallsForRapist or JailBaitWait]].


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** The scene where Robbie is being taken away and his mother is frantically banging on the car.
2nd Jan '15 3:52:51 PM DarthHowie
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: When Briony reveals that what we have been watching was her book with a falsified ending and that Robbie and Cecilia died and never had their chance of happiness entirely because of her actions. She grants them in fiction what she denied them in life. It's the only way she could deal with the guilt of what she had done.]]

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: When Briony reveals that what we have been watching was her book with a falsified ending and that Robbie and Cecilia died and never had their chance of at happiness entirely because of her actions. She grants them in fiction what she denied them in life. It's the only way she could deal with the guilt of what she had done.]]
13th Oct '14 11:58:25 AM SazMoz
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* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Benedict Cumberbatch's earliest roles. He also uses an unusually high-pitched voice to add to the UpperClassTwit feel, making him harder to recognize now.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Benedict Cumberbatch's earliest earlier film roles. He also uses an unusually a high-pitched voice to add to the UpperClassTwit feel, making him harder to recognize now.
5th Sep '14 9:09:40 PM Lye
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** Lola and Paul - a rape or consensual affair? Lola is clearly worried about her family's financial state and shows an interest in the rich businessman. When Briony finds them, she doesn't cry out for help. She merely repeats she is sorry over again. She also doesn't seem too anxious around Paul at dinner.
29th Aug '14 8:11:35 PM FerdinandtheBull
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** Cecelia and Robbie never consider Marshall as a possibility for the real rapist until Briony tells them, even though he was the stranger in the house that night and had showed up at dinner with a scratch to match Lola's bruises. (In an interesting example of NotSoDifferent, they seem to have settled on Danny Hardman as certainly as Briony settled on Robbie, and based on as little evidence, prompting Robbie to remark that they "owe Able Seaman Hardman an apology.")

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** Cecelia Cecilia and Robbie never consider Marshall as a possibility for the real rapist until Briony tells them, even though he was the stranger in the house that night and had showed up at dinner with a scratch to match Lola's bruises. (In an interesting example of NotSoDifferent, they seem to have settled on Danny Hardman as certainly as Briony settled on Robbie, and based on as little evidence, prompting Robbie to remark that they "owe Able Seaman Hardman an apology.")
29th Aug '14 8:10:41 PM FerdinandtheBull
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* WhatAnIdiot: Cecilia knows Briony has an overactive imagination. She's clearly afraid of Briony showing the letter to her mother. You'd think as soon as everyone was looking for the twins, she'd at least take Briony aside and explain the situation.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Cecilia knows Briony has an overactive imagination. She's clearly afraid of Briony showing the letter to her mother. You'd think as soon as everyone was looking for the twins, she'd at least take Briony aside and explain the situation.situation.
** Cecelia and Robbie never consider Marshall as a possibility for the real rapist until Briony tells them, even though he was the stranger in the house that night and had showed up at dinner with a scratch to match Lola's bruises. (In an interesting example of NotSoDifferent, they seem to have settled on Danny Hardman as certainly as Briony settled on Robbie, and based on as little evidence, prompting Robbie to remark that they "owe Able Seaman Hardman an apology.")
21st Jan '14 9:38:21 AM Eegah
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* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Benedict Cumberbatch's earliest roles. He also uses an unusually high-pitched voice to add to the UpperClassTwit feel, making him harder to recognize now.
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