4.5 A gem of a film Camydna | 11/02/2013 | See all Camydna's reviews (1) Niall MacCormick Directs a Stella cast in this much overlooked gem of a film. The film deals with a author who is living on his long past glory of a novel and a wife who is desperate for something else in her life as their marriage stagnates in a sleepy little guest house on the South coast of England. Their seventeen year old Daughter Beth played by Felicity Jones is trapped in the middle of her parents unhappy existence, unable to express herself as she is kept sheltered by the both of them. That is until Emelia played Jessica Brown Findlay, enters their world and turns it upside down.Emelia is also seventeen and the Great-Granddaughter of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. She is witty, smart and very beautiful. Beths Mother dislikes her as she has no structure to her life, but her farther falls for her free and spunky outlook to everything. Beth becomes her best friend, as Emelia leads her through some new life experiences, but unbeknown to Beth, Emelia is having a relationship with her farther, who is secretly giving her more than just writing advice. Eventually things unravel for Emelia as she finds out that her past was not all that she thought it was.I read a synopsis of this film on its release, and really wanted to go and see it. Unfortunately it had limited showings so I missed out. Having now seen it I can wholeheartedly recommend it, the best British film since Submarine!