Marion and Tom (Gina McKee, Linus Roache) end up taking care of their former friend, Patrick (Rupert Everett), after his stroke; in the 1950s, they formed a triangle of love and deception. A drama that moves smoothly between two different eras where two sets of actors play the three lead roles. As young friends, they fell in love; decades later, their lives are marked by lies and society’s inability at the time to recognize homosexuality as real love. Conventional in every way, and the cast is dangerously bland at times, but it’s still an engaging, well-told story about the devastating effect of conservative social ideas.
2022-U.S. 113 min. Color. Directed by Michael Grandage. Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner. Novel: Bethan Roberts. Cast: Harry Styles (Tom Burgess), Emma Corrin (Marion Taylor), David Dawson (Patrick Hazlewood), Gina McKee, Linus Roache, Rupert Everett.
Trivia: Lily James was considered for the part of Marion.