Director Saul Dibb takes the helm for this period drama adapted from Amanda Foreman's best-selling novel Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, documenting the romantic entanglements of Georgiana Cavendish (Keira Knightley), a beautiful and clever woman who becomes a celebrity of British high society when she marries the Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes) and becomes consort to one of the most powerful men in England. Beloved for her trend-setting fashion designs as well as her political activism, Georgiana's fire and wit make her a beloved figure everywhere but her own home, where her cold and distant husband's control over her is stifling, soon sending her into the arms of a another man -- an act that soon forces her to learn about the brutal difference in the rights afforded to 18th century men and women. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This movie was interesting but I wouldn't watch it again. I found the costumes beautiful & the lives of real people are always the most interesting. All in all a good movie I watched on my lunch breaks to pass the time.
Love this film. This is the second time I have rented it. Rather heartbreaking how history repeated itself with Diana. The acting, costumes and sets are wonderful. Exactly what one imagines life was like for the well-to-do in those times.
I expected and got a thought provoking story with all the intrige of the period. How women no matter how popular were still without the power and control over their own lives. This was my kind of movie.