Brideshead Revisited (2008) short review

I was surprised to like this as much as I did. Overall, it’s probably not as great as the 1981 mini-series (which hey, has Jeremy Irons and a whole lot more time to tell the story), but I thought the acting was great, I liked that they got a little bit more into the sexual aspects of the story, and Hayley Atwell was so much more right for her part. The costumes were absolutely stunning, including perfectly tailored suits on the men. It was fun to see Atwell go from the 1920s through the 1930s, with gorgeous dresses and perfect hairstyles. Thompson was the picture of elegance in her age-appropriate dresses and hair.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.