3.5 stars. I like this movie. I know it doesn't approach the book and the whole thing is pretty and light but it has moments of depth and it touches me. The only mild quibble is that Michelle Pfeiffer is so exquisite she is probably more physically perfect than Colette had in mind for Léa.
I had to watch the movie until the very end in order to realize my affection for this movie. The tone of the entire movie is parallel to the story of its leading lady. By the way, I have to say that Michelle Pfeiffer has done a great job in this film. The dialogue at the very end... I will remember that one.