Atonement (2007) short review

I was disappointed in this, mostly because after all the hype, I expected to REALLY love it. Instead, I just felt underwhelmed: mostly, because the plot is very jumpy and you see snippets of time that aren’t always well connected. I can see how it would be a much more interesting book than film! The costumes were quite nice but not overwhelmingly so – Keira Knightley’s much-discussed green evening dress is lovely, but not anything for the history books.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.