Apologies in advance for reducing it to this (and women and genderqueer people can certainly have the same reaction), but this was every dude around me leaving the theater.
I can see why this won a bunch of Oscars, as it's exactly the sort of picturesque, tasteful (BORING), PG-rated romance that always drew in mobs of elderly ladies when I worked at an art house theater. It's technically well made (TORTURE), with handsome cinematography and a lush John Barry score, but it never really succeeds at creating a compelling story or characters we care about (OMG SOOOO BORING). I can appreciate the craft (JESUS GOD. PLEASE KILL ME), but I never really found it compelling, emotionally or otherwise (IT NEVER ENDS. IT. NEVER. FUCKING. ENDS).