I am such a sucker for period films. My all time favorite is A Room with a View, loved that since it came out. So I fell over this one at the rental place yesterday, because it's a period film, and because Peter O'Toole's name enticed me. Hard to believe, but the man is still improving with every film, despite his impressive age. The last I saw of him, Venus de Milo, is also recommendable. But this one...much greater than the sum of its parts! The story itself was intriguing, humorous, and touching. And Peter O'Toole was priceless. Do see it for yourselves!