With Pfeiffer, 50, radiating uncommon beauty, grace and feeling, Frears uncovers a fragile story's grieving heart. show more
What is lacking in this version, with its hasty third act and abrupt denouement, is the surprise that their union may be the deepest love either will ever know. show more
Actors blossom under Frears' direction. There is no false moment or off-key note in this movie. show more
Entertaining but over-rated.
I hoped this movie would be a knock out because of Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates but I found it a dreadful bore. The visuals were great and the costumes fabulous but the story while a simple one was stupid and a real snooze. I had hoped this would be a super chick flick and just found it to be a turkey instead. Kathy Bates was the best in the film I feel she will get a supporting nomination for this one.
Really a superb flic. Pfeiffer is faboulous in the part, Great visuals - a really complex and interesting story about life - as true today as when Collete wrote the story. Pfeiffer is certainly Oscar worthy.