The book (and the movie) are broken up into 4 parts: A fateful summers day; Robbie as a British soldier in France; Briony serving her duty as a trainee nurse and a dying Briony's attempting to atone for her sins.
Keira and James give amazing performances as the couple so deeply in love it hurts. Once they declare their love it is set and there can be no turning back for them, whatever the circumstances or distance.
Now, onto the costumes. Most of you will be familiar with that emerald green dress. Jacqueline Durran did an amazing job with each and every costume on each and every character. It felt authentic in every era and certainly did justice to the vivid descriptions in the book.
I highly recommend BOTH the movie and the book. They compliment each other beautifully and will have you dreaming of a summer romance in 1930