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living in: atonement

by amym

No movie in recent memory has captured English wartime romance quite as well as . A dreamy wisp of florals and wildflowers in the years preceding World War II, the film follows the scandal and intrigue that rock a proper countryside manse. Pattern on pattern, privileged parties, feminine swags and fantastic party dresses — if it weren’t for the impending war, I’d say sign me up. — 

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So the whole “World War II tragic love story” turn in the movie puts a damper on my English garden reveries, but it does have its stylistic merits. Straight backed and simplified, a bit of stripped-down seriousness never did a girl any harm. Tending to soldiers and dreaming of James McAvoy . . . sometimes fiction is better than fact.

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