This is another movie that I rented on Netflix and immediately after viewing it I knew I had to have my own copy. I enjoy this period in history and times that will never return. I started out feeling sorry for the very lovely Rosamund Pike who always gets treated as a second-class citizen but after all comes out a winner in the end. In fact, she is the major reason that I bought the DVD. All of the actors did a great job and there are many seasoned ones that helped make this film so good. If you have viewed enough films from England or by English authors, you will be delighted to see them once again. I can't recall her name right now but if you've ever seen "Anna Karenena", the lovely actress that played the trouble-making princess appears in this film as a mother of a problem child, not as pretty anymore but still plays a fantastic role. If you have any kind of a soul, you'll love this film!