The problem is: I truly loved Barnes'novel, «The sense of an Ending». I could write an enthusiastic essay on the blind-spots of our memory, the sense of vulnerability, on choices and regrets, but it's the movie being judged here: it's anyhow agreeable, despite the fact I barely stand Mrs Rampling. Jim Broadbent is tremendous, actually. At the beginning, I also felt an ounce of nostalgia for «Downton Abbey» ;)
As a big fan of "The Sense of an Ending" novel by Julian Barnes, the film is like a free adaptation of it but incredibly good. The memory and the assumptions that we made about our history and how things went in our life as long as the lives of people around us always keep us wondering... That's what this film is about. Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling are so great.