Yes, basically. Granted, there was no LL Cool J posing as a chef with a parrot (which would undoubtably make any film that little bit better), but it was an exceptional film.
The plot is not a happy one with Rachel Weisz playing Hester, a bored wife of a dull but loveable judge. She falls madly in love with passionate and wild ex RAF pilot, Freddie, her chance to escape to a more exciting life. Their affair is soon revealed. Being set in the 1950s, Hester takes the dangerous leap to divorce her wealthy highly-regarded husband for her whirlwind romance with Freddie (played by Tom Hiddleston). It soon descends into despair as Hester attempts to take her own life (a chargeable offence in those times) through not able to cope with her feelings whilst Freddie continues to drink without much concern. Hester is obviously of a troubled mind. This is never really explained, and it doesn’t need to be, as she discovers her exhilarating new life is just as plagued as her previous.
Weisz plays Hester beautifully and this is a very pretty film visually as well as the music. It’s probably not one to see with the mates. That’s what The Hangover 1 and 2…and probably 3, 4 and 5 are for. But definitely worth a watch. If you’re Bristol based, it’s showing at the Watershed until the 15th Dec.