One would like to like this film a lot more. There is no issue with the skilful camerawork, the acting - and certainly not with the two leads, who have a suitable level of chemistry - or the story, which is inherently interesting. But the script lacks bite, and even if the film is not entirely as predictable as one might have assumed, there is insufficient drama to stop one looking at one's watch, perhaps because the direction lacks any pace. In sum, it feels rather slow and drawn out, and the understated characters seem pallid - a period drama, a piece of Americana, rather than something that will stir the soul. Notwithstanding these comments, it is not all bad and on a different day it might have won three stars instead of just two.