I liked this more than I thought I was going to. Though I am unfamiliar with the play, it is apparent in the 1 1/2 hours that there are certain plot developments that simply don't exist in the original work, therefore they don't exist in the film version either. The result is a bit of a predictable, two-dimensional story line but there is something to be said for period pieces along with the scenery of the Amalfi coast. Helen Hunt is as strong as every here. She basically carries the female lead for both herself and Johanssen, whose performance could be summed up as "adequate, but meh." Either way, I didn't come out feeling like it was a waste of time and all in all, it is a rather timeless story.