I wanted to like this film. This film should be good - the solid cast are all there: Jim Broadbent, Alan Cumming, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Spall, Juliet Stephenson and Jamie Bell. Bell, in particular, is vulnerable and charming. Unfortunately the central character is totally miscast. Charlie Hunnam attempts, unsuccessfully, to speak with an English accent, and his intonation is wooden and strained in places as a result. Instead of appearing as a Victorian gentleman, he looks as if he would be more suited to the California sun, wearing a swimsuit and carrying a surfboard under one arm. What a shame, because the rest of the cast are really quite good.