This A&E miniseries is a fairly faithful adaptation of the novel. It is, at any rate, much better than the Reese Witherspoon vehicle that came out in 2004. What this miniseries understands (and what the Witherspoon movie failed to comprehend) is that Becky Sharp can't be portrayed as completely sympathetic, nor can she actually be as friendly as she pretends to be to those around her. If she's portrayed as sympathetic, the whole point of the story is lost. Fortunately, Natasha Little plays the perfect Ms. Sharp in this version of Vanity Fair; she's a vicious little backstabber.