Summary: I bought this to replace the copy I already had. It seems that since Mr. Cumberbatch has become this BIG THING this year, all my dvds of him are being silently stolen by Cumberbatch crazed friends of mine...lol. They CLAIM that they lost the dvds but I know better. They just couldn't get the drool off the disc's! Joking aside, this cast did an amazing job of telling a story. I think anyone who likes a good intelligently written story would appreciate this.
Conclusion: This period peice is driven by both superb narrative in Tom Stoppards screenplay, and some of the best ensemble acting I have witnessed. It would be wrong to pick out a single stand out performance. Containing wit, sorrow, drama and pathos, came into this with an open mind, not being sure it was my sort of thing.However was won over in the first ten minutes.