Based on the novel of the same name by Julian Barnes, Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) discusses the mysterious letter with the former wife Margaret Webster (Harriet Walter). Mr. Webster reconnects with the former love Veronica Ford (Charlotte Rampling) and acknowledges the past. Meanwhile, the Webster duo comforts the daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery).
“The Sense of an Ending” provides the maudlin cautionary tale – the past remains in the past; however, sometimes haunts you. Whereas Broadbent, Walter, and Dockery are underwhelming, Rampling is extremely underused and brilliant. Ms. Rampling should’ve reversed roles with Ms. Walter.
Nonetheless, Ms. Rampling saved the day, regardless of the British charm. B-
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