Just finished watching the DVD and I really enjoyed it... couldn't help but shed a few tears because her life is rather tragic and bittersweet.
Keira Knightley is gorgeous and Ralph Fiennes is wonderful as the Duke of Devonshire.
I don't know how closely it follows the life of the actual Duchess of Devonshire but i suspect it is accurate in the main points at least.
The costumes were impressive and Keira knightleys hair do's and hats are something else.
I couldnt help but wonder how in the world people of that time could stand to spend almost all their waking hours trussed up in corsets and other garments layered under clothing that looks lovely but must have been horrible to wear for any length of time not to mention the powder make-up and wigs etc.... sheesh I'd go stark raving crazy!
Long story short, I enjoyed it very much and give it 2 thumbs up!