The End of the Affair
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From the acclaimed director of The Crying Game and Interview with the Vampire comes a romantic story of desire and betrayal. The setting is war-torn England, 1939. Sarah Miles (Julianne Moore) is married to Henry (Stephen Rea), a man she loves but with whom she shares no intimacy. When she meets Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes), the two have an immediate attraction for each other and embark on a torrid affair. Their passion is as earth-shattering as the bombs that explode around them, until the day Sarah mysteriously and abruptly walks out of Maurice's life. Two years later, Maurice runs into Henry, who confides his suspicions of Sarah's infidelity. Fueled by his own jealousy and desperate to solve the mystery surrounding the end of their own romance, Maurice agrees to help. His investigation not only re-ignites his love for Sarah but also leads him to discover a devastating secret which will change their lives forever.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 66
- Fresh: 44
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The best and most graceful Greene adaptation since The Third Man.
Fresh: Tasteful and seductive.
Fresh: Handsomely mounted, literate, emotionally sophisticated, The End of the Affair has everything a period romance should have.
Rotten: For all its obvious psychoanalytic implications, [Jordan's] wacky romantic triangle lost me long before it crawled to its spiritualist conclusion.
thinking person's love story
great love story. sentient adults and literate souls...but the trappings are familiar. love during wartime, loyalty but not attraction, respect that cannot survive against the fires of passion.
This movie is gr8!! The chemistry between these 2 actors r the best!! Jst takes my breath away!! It lives up 2 the original with Deborah Kerr good job!! A must c movie!
I loved this movie. Wonderful twist of events and I didn't want it to end. Great cast.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2000
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