I went to see The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes. What a movie. You have love, romance, passion, betrayal displayed on a backdrop of great actors and gorgeous clothes.
Kiera is Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire who does her best to make a marriage work to her indifferent and icy husband, The Duke. In her quest for own personal sense of freedom, she confronts head on the double standard set for women in her time. There are parts in Georgiana's life that are heartbreaking.
Did I talk about the clothes? I have to. I adore clothes from the late Georgian period to the Regency era. Full of lace, frills, silks, ribbons adorned all over on dresses, gloves and hats. The hair piled high with feathers and ringlets. Lockets with faces and flowers on it. Simply fab.
It is an engrossing film. If you want to get swept away for two hours, then go see The Duchess.