Parents' Guide to

The End of the Affair

By Rich Phippen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Period drama about lost love has sex and nudity.

Movie R 2000 102 minutes
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This is a movie about adults for adults, making it fairly inaccessible for younger audiences. Despite a strong, mysterious opening, the movie descends into melodrama, and the resolution relies on a spiritual edge that doesn't match the tone of the rest of the story. Based on the novel by Graham Greene, the story feels better suited to page than screen.

Moore's understated performance and faultless English accent, coupled with Fiennes' convincing turn as a repressed, humorless writer make The End of the Affair perfectly watchable. But by the time it ends, this farcical love triangle is unlikely to warrant a second viewing.

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