It was much better than I expected. I thought it was going to be something like a fluff piece on an exciting flapper. It wasn’t. It was fictional, I presume, based on truth, but I thought it was very satisfying, thoughtful, and quite surprising and a sympathetic portrayal.
I see from the comments that not everyone appreciated it and some were downright snobby and insulting. I didn’t experience it that way at all. It is for adults, and probably more a women’s film.
I loved the story! I didn’t cry at the end, but it gave me a lot to think about, and it was emotionally affecting. I felt that all the flashbacks and traumatic bits were very believable. Yes, life is that way.
I am happy I purchased it and it is part of my library now. I just finished watching all of Downton Abbey all six seasons, too, BTW. I enjoy Julián Fellows writing.
I love the costumes, the set designs, the complex relationships. I recommend it. It’s a historical/psychological drama, and I think it probably would appeal more to women. It had a romantic aspect that in some odd way I cannot explain, recalls the movie, The Bridges of Madison County. I thought all the actors were spot on.