Wonderful movie, Hilary Swank, two Academy Awards, Adryan Brody, one Academy Award, Jonathan Pryce, two Tony Awards, and Simon Baker, future Emmy Award winner! And what a supporting cast! The story: A young girl watches as her father is killed, her mother dies of bereavement, and their estate completely destroyed. She lives for one thing, to get it all back, the house and all it's riches, but mostly her family name. She comes to court to once again petition the Queen for an interview, but is turned down. She meets someone who is willing to take her under his wing and guide her through the steps that were required before she could be granted an interview at court. I will go no further with the story but there is a change of plans when they come up with a brilliant plan involving a soothsayer, a Cardinal, an ex-husband, a French Queen, and diamond necklace.
The costuming, make-up, set design told so much of the story, but the script had just enough dialog to keep it going. Rent it. OH! I forgot,
Christopher Walken, one Academy Award.