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THE END OF THE AFFAIR

 
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At Theaters: 12/3/1999 On Video: 5/16/2000
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 129903
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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A chance meeting brings two people back together after their affair abruptly ended two years before. They find they are still in love with one another but can they get back together. Things have changed and a bargain was struck with God to sacrifice their relationship, in exchange for his life.

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Drama - Older adults, in particular couples, are the target audience for this serious romantic drama. The film's many sex scenes make the film inappropriate for children, who would be bored by the story anyway.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ralph Fiennes (Strange Days)
Julianne Moore (Assassins)
Stephen Rea (Guinevere)
Director: Neil Jordan
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: Rare use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: A number of explicit sex scenes with nudity.
VIOLENCE: One violent scene.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and cigarettes.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Excellent
"This is a diary of hate," is the first line uttered in Neil Jordan's The End of the Affair. However, that line could not be a more inaccurate description of this film, for it is a beautifully passionate and extremely romantic screen treatment of Graham Greene's novel. The End of the Affair is, when boiled down to the bare essentials, a melodrama that employs all the conventional tactics of emotional manipulation. What is hardly conventional, however, is how beautifully and genuinely moving the execution is.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 81 Moviegoers

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Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
27
Fairly High
78%
30+Adults (F)
51
About 50/50
65%
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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has a chance meeting with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea), husband of his ex-mistress Sarah (Julianne Moore), who abruptly ended their affair two years before.

Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed. As the investigation progresses, we learn the reason for their separation. During a bombing raid, Sarah struck a bargain with God to sacrifice their relationship-in exchange for Bendrix's life.

When Bendrix reappears in her life, Sarah realizes that her promise to God has become impossible for her to keep. She is placed in a spiritual dilemma as she struggles with her continuing love for her former lover in the face of the realization that she is fatally ill.

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