Mini Review - On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach (out Aug 9) is an unorthodox love story. Set in 1962 (just prior to the cultural revolution of the late 1960s), we follow an insecure married couple who try to harness the courage to have sex of the first time. This is a moving character study with newcomer Billy Howle and three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Lady Bird) both delivering exquisitely awkward performances. Grade: B+.