The Dutchess a period classic.
I really shouldn't have enjoyed this film, as I'm more of a James Bond man myself. But, having been persuaded into taking my wife to see it :), I have to say it is a very enjoyable film from start to finish. Keira Knightly and Haley Atwell played their parts to perfection and Haley in particular fills her frocks with an ample charm.
Fantastic locations, and what comes across throughout, is how the gentry with their airs and graces have this dark menace if they didn't get their own way. We'd like to think we've moved on in this day and age, but I wonder if that's one of the reasons I enjoyed this so much as I could see the similarity of events that took place not that long ago.
Well worth buying and my wife wants to see it again so I've had to buy the DVD. You should do the same.