The world didn't need a superficial big-screen adaptation of a rich, dense book that's about, among many other things, the passage of time. The perplexity is why the film is so lifeless and remote. show more
The film is plush and passionate and graced with elegant performances. Best is that of Emma Thompson as Brideshead's matriarch, Lady Marchmain, who resembles a cross between Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict. show more
Although it has its involving moments, the watered-down Waugh fails to make any kind of lasting connection. show more
A real window into the era's more's and beliefs. The acting was incredible and the motivation was "spot" on. Movies of this type are rare and that is unfortunate.
Best movie of the summer, hands down. Entertaining, thought provoking, great cinematography, and the story line could be about any family, anywhere. 5 thumbs up, and don't know why this movie got no press.....
I actually really enjoyed it. An intelligent watcher might enjoy the subtly in the themes presented. Worth a watch and an open mind.