While Anne Hathaway’s British accent greatly improved since her Becoming Jane performance, it’s still laughable in this tragic tale of love. Once you get past it, the movie takes you on a journey of mistimed affairs between two best friends. The intense chemistry is missing between the two, but the longing is a little more noticeable, at least in the female’s case.
The story is easy to follow, but it’s not very engaging as the movie scrolls through all the years they’ve known each other with each experiencing ups and downs. Perhaps the novel is a much better read.