The sense of ending is highly philosophical.

Cast : Jim Broadbent,Charlotte Rampling.

Direction : Ritesh Batra.

Plot : Tony Webster(Jim Broadbent) receives a letter from his ex-girlfriend’s mother,which changes his life forever.

My view in a nutshell :

+ve : Meaningful .

-ve : Slow.

My view in detail :

The sense of an ending is movie adaptation of a book by the same name.This movie is directed by Ritesh Batra,the same director who directed The Lunchbox.

The sense of an ending follows the life of Tony Webster,a retired divorcee in his late sixties.His best friend is his ex-wife,with whom he confides in.He still wonders why she left him.

His otherwise mundane boring life,which oscillates between his shop and home,turns interesting and adds energy to him,when he gets a correspondence from his first love.This correspondence drives new energy into him,at the same he finds himself for one of his friends suicide.

His days are spend talking about her,reminiscing old memories.It is always said that,love brings out the young mischief in you.It is so true in Tony’s case,especially where he stalks Veronica.The movie has funny elements in the second half.I especially liked the scene where Tony and his childhood friends are surfing one of the social media’s on the internet.

The sense of an ending keeps moving back between Tony’s younger days and the current day.It has a lot of philosophy to it,which might make it boring to watch.Tony is a man,like many of us,who likes nostalgia.

I liked the picturesque portrayal of London.

The movie ends with Tony realizing that he should focus on his present life and that he is happy to be where he is.

The sense of ending,is philosophical.Watch it on a day when you are in a sullen mood.

Quotes that caught me :

And a larger holding pen.

As they say,I would be rich if I didn’t have kids.
The second item has a diary.
I have a manic depression,you see.
Clifton suspension bridge,my mind is made up.
Well,you can fight or you can just let it go.
I cannot know what I dunno,sir. mop up the drool.
I am not a redundant member of this family yet.
Married..divorced…makes no difference.
How often do you tell your own life story.
I have neither won nor lost.


Remometer : 2.5/5

Remometer Legends :

1 : I ran out of the theater.
1.5:I almost ran out of the theatre.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .



One thought on “The sense of ending is highly philosophical.

  1. While much is made of the film’s lineage to the novel, the novel’s influence by Prof Frank Kermode’s seminal book of that name in 1967 is ignored. It explains the role of storytelling in making sense of our lives and helps to de-code this particular story. The film can be read in many ways, but makes most sense via a philosophical lens.


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