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Brief Encounter


Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey View All


David Lean (Director), NoŽl Coward (Writer), Anthony Havelock-Allan (Screenplay), David Lean (Screenplay) View All

Released: Nov. 25th, 1945
Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.
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Citizen Rules
By the time I knew what the movie was about, I had grown restless with it.
Of course, the whole "doomed affair" storyline is a tried-and-true one even for 1945, but fortunately the acting, writing, and direction is solid enough to make up for it.