Despite its' oft convenient narrative, via voice over, the film makes up in charm what it lacks in believability. Blake Lively is quite good here finally living up to the promise she showed in 'Pippa Lee'. This is one of those romantic stories that one surrenders to or openly scorns...viewer's choice.
I dont know why people disliked this movie so much, it has an interesting history and it s very sophisticaded. Obviously it s not well exploited as it should be, I mean the main character has been crossed decades with so many historic facts which could easily be portraited in the screen instead the weak Romance between Blake Lively ( who s acting very good ) and her affair. But it s beautifull, anyway.