L.S. Klepp
February 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Enduring Love

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
100 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/29/04
performer
Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, Samantha Morton, Rory Carroll, Bill Nighy
director
Roger Michell
author
Joe Penhall

We gave it an A

Beneath the lurid, obsessive surfaces of McEwan’s novels (The Cement Garden, The Innocent, etc.) lurks a cunning philosophical imagination. As his characters fall to pieces (sometimes literally), existential implications are scattered about like clues to a mystery beyond the one wrapped up in the plot. Enduring Love offers eerie, slow-paced suspense worth its weight in caffeine for keeping you up all night. It starts with a bizarre balloon accident that kills one of six men. One of the survivors is the narrator, a science journalist, and another is a young man who develops a warped religious-romantic fixation on him. McEwan’s precise, lethal imagination triumphs, delivering both meanings of the ambiguous title: The novel is all about durable love — and all about surviving it. A

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