This adaptation of a novel written by a 9 year old girl in 1890s England is cute and silly. Alfred Salteena (Jim Broadbent) tries to get the attention of Ethel Monticue by impressing her with all of the lords and ladies he knows (of which he really knows none). When he lucks out with an invitation to visit Lord Clark (Hugh Laurie), he unwittingly introduces a rival. Although I haven’t read the book (it’s now on my list!), you can tell they had fun bringing in some of the author’s more silly bits. The over the top 1890s costuming works really well (altho it looks more 1895 than 1898, we won’t nitpick) and is really quite accurate.