|Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: August 8, 2003||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The actors and acting are so attractive--as is, per usual in a Merchant Ivory production, the scenery--that the movies less deft handling of the scenarios various themes, not to mention some stumbling in the final quarter, when the storys tone grows a little darker, doesnt stand out as much as it might have. Read full review
The truth is that almost nobody, and certainly no nation, emerges well from this sour endeavor. [18 & 25 August 2003, p. 150]
A generally mirthless comedy of manners.
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