Tolstoy would have to agree that this format of his beloved Anna Karenina is artfully well done. Movie assumes everyone read the book and knows the story. I like mix of the stage effect: All of the sets, photography, costumes (jewelry) actors are beautiful! The main characters have chemistry. The dancing and music exquisite. This movie is enchanting. If you are going to see a remake of an old movie you may be pleasantly surprised. Two couples left early without giving it a chance. I could see it again at the theatre.