StoryBetween the two World Wars, the estate of the Whittaker's is sinking. The only thing staving off the bankruptcy collectors is the iron will of Mrs. Whittaker whilst awaiting her son John's return from the European continent.
Much to her dismay, he brings a bride: an American widow who races cars. The bride, Larita, thinks she and John will visit and then go to London, where he'll work and she'll race. But John is to the manor born, and mother is a master at planning and manipulation.
Soon it's all-out war between mother and bride, with John's father, a burnt out veteran of the first World War, in the bride's corner but with little to no effect. Mother has a plan to join with the neighboring estate. The only thing in her way is Larita.
Come on people, can't we all just get along?
|Jessica Biel||Larita Whittaker|
|Ben Barnes||John Whittaker|
|Kristin Scott Thomas||Mrs. Whittaker|
|Colin Firth||Mr. Whittaker|
|Kimberley Nixon||Hilda Whittaker|
|Katherine Parkinson||Marion Whittaker|
|Christian Brassington||Phillip Hurst|
|Charlotte Riley||Sarah Hurst|
|Pip Torrens||Lord Hurst|
|Maggie Hickey||Millie the Maid|
|Georgie Glen||Mrs. Landrigin|
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- Genre: Romance Movies
- Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy
- Director: Stephan Elliott
- Producer: Ealing Studios
- Length: 97 Min
- Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Theatrical Release North America May 22, 2009 Europe Nov 7, 2008 Australia Mar 12, 2009
Ratings North America PG-13 Europe PG
Blu-ray Release North America Sep 15, 2009
DVD Release North America Sep 15, 2009 Europe Mar 16, 2009