Kristin Scott Thomas stars as the wife of a wealthy Englishman (James Wilby). The movie chronicles her affair with Rupert Graves (from Room with a View — rrrr) and the end of her marriage in 1930s England. It all trucks along quite nicely until the last 15-20 min. or so, which (I assume follows the plot of the novel) is totally incongruous with the rest of the film. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited). Lots of REALLY beautiful bias-cut satin charmeuse gowns and great hairstyles.