Ash is known famously for a series of love
poems he wrote to his wife, but Roland stumbles onto information suggesting
that they were for someone else , a secret love, never revealed to the
world before. It leads to La Motte who as per history books had met Ash
briefly only once in their lifetime. The two scholars investigate the
romance between their subjects, using the pair's love letters to piece
together clues, from dusty bookshelves to beautiful locales in Yorkshire,
England and soon find themselves in love.
Dashing , Jeremy Northam is robust and coolly
casual as Ash. The lovely Jennifer Ehle gives an exquisite portrait of
a lady experiencing a new kind of passion, while beautiful Lena Headey
as Blanche, also experiences something different-sexual jealousy. The
romantic scenes between Ehle and Northam captivates. Gwenneth Paltrow
as usual blends with the character as the stuffy academic turned to a
In this film, LaBute, portrays a love for
all things British. He deserves full credit for handling the pace well.
Designer Luciaa Arrighi and Costumer Jenny Beavan, make sure that the
look of both periods has dramatic resemblance and resonance. For many
reasons, Ash and LaMotte's is the story that feels more attractive here,
figure out why, and you will be glad that you saw this movie.