The Sense of an Ending 2.0 stars

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Synopsis

Director Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of Julian Barnes’s my-theme-is-memory novel serves as a grand showcase for star Jim Broadbent as a sour old soul who is ever so gently forced to reckon with his past, and a smaller showcase for Charlotte Rampling as the long-ago lover who has very little interest in helping our hero muddle through his mild ordeal. Throughout, there is the feeling that a story that was once as sharp, doomful, and merciless as a bathtub razor blade has been blunted somewhat to allow for both mercy and hope. Perhaps this is just the result of Batra’s artful refusal to turn even direct confrontations into explicit arguments, or his considered shifts between past and present. Or perhaps it’s because it’s almost unbearable to think that the sins of our youth can reverberate down through the decades, wreaking havoc on others without our ever knowing. With Harriet Walter as Broadbent’s splendid, unbullshittable ex-wife.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Rated: PG-13

Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-674-6164

  • Thursday, March 23

    9:55 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24

    11:35 a.m.

  • Saturday, March 25

    11:35 a.m.

  • Sunday, March 26

    11:35 a.m.

  • Monday, March 27

    11:35 a.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    11:35 a.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29

    11:35 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 30

    11:35 a.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Thursday, March 23

    12:45 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:45 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Thursday, March 23

    11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m.

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. 619-298-2904

  • Thursday, March 23

    1:40 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 25

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 26

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Monday, March 27

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 30

    1:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

  • Thursday, March 23

    12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24

    9 a.m.

  • Saturday, March 25

    9 a.m.

  • Sunday, March 26

    9 a.m.

  • Monday, March 27

    9 a.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    9 a.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29

    9 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 30

    9 a.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Thursday, March 23

    1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m.

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