Damn great cast, damn great play. I can’t help but feel like this should have gone to Joe Wright to direct. It seemed heavy handed most of the time. With stuffy period pieces you have to trim off those bits in order to make the story fit narratively through film. I wasn’t wowed with Saoirse like I usually am. And it took them 3 years to release? I don’t seem to understand why....They took a marvelous play and did nothing extraordinary with it. Ugh, I’m just so ticked!!!! JOE PLS DIRECT ALL PERIOD DRAMAS FROM NOW ON THANK YOU.