Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
We're here, married.
Nothing went wrong.
Even my mother behaved herself.
You set your eyes on me for the first time...
And I saw a man who wasn't wearing a jacket.
And trousers with a mend in the knee.
Did you think then it was love at first sight?
Marry that girl.
Actually I'm a little bit scared.
What does his father do?
You mean is he working class or one of us?
That's more or less what I mean.
You don't seem quite as happy as you should.
Something's bothering you, Flo.
Come on, Flo, it's easy.
Just point and choose.
Something about yourself, a little delicate.
A sex manual says women are like doorways.
Men can enter through them.
God's sake, Flo!
How long have you been there?
I thought I'd just...
I asked you a question, damn it.
Are you alright?
I'm feeling rather sick.
What is it, darling?
Flo, you can change your mind.
I really have to go.
We can never be happy.
And it's all my stupid fault.
Have you actually forgotten that we were married today?
We're man and wife!
That's what you promised!