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Director David Jones adapted Harold Pinter's play of the same name -- with the help of Pinter himself -- to better fit this chronologically reversed drama of love and betrayal to the medium of film. The action starts with a scene in a London pub in which Jerry (Jeremy Irons) and Emma (Patricia Hodge) hold a subtly sardonic conversation on the nature of human failings as they meet for the first time after the end of their affair. The next scene, introduced by an intertitle, details how their romance fizzled and is followed by the next vignette, one year earlier, on how Jerry broke the news… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Harold Pinter's Oscar-nominated drama, a detailed anatomy of an affair, is extremely well acted by Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Irons, and Patricia Hodge."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Explores the strange things we do to ourselves and to others in the name of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Too Stagy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Literate dialogue and stunning performances by Irons, Kingsley (with hair) and Hodge -- along with Jones' sensitive direction -- make it a shattering experience."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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