this movie was well acted unlike mildred pierce,it is a good remake of a classic...mildred pierce was a bad remake! the orignal with joan crawford was the best! so whts the point of the stupid reviews??? like anyone on here can appreciate a black and white movie?? thats why this remake was needed! the cast was well picked and keira knightley never disappoints! I think people need to look at the bigger picture, which is all the colors that you get intake unlike the orignal!