I havenā??t read the Henry James novel that this Agnieszka Holland film is based on, so I am not sure how it stands as an adaptation. Still, this is a well made period piece, even if it comes across as a bit stodgy at times. The film looks nice and the acting is particularly good, except for Ben Chaplin who I never really cared for in any movie. I am not sure the class conflicts, and the tension between love vs. money, are all that complicatedly explored, but the film is less melodramatic than most period pieces and is definitely worth a look.