Danish director Lone Sherfig is responsible for remarkable emotional subtleties that we so rarely get to see anymore. You can feel the depth of attention that went into every little detail. So she's on my list of people to work with. There may have been a bit of a "fudge" on the dates for the Hepburn hair-do, but really, the film is so great, it's forgiveable.
Spoiler alert: I have to admit I was slightly worried as the film progressed. Darling, beautiful girl is drawn into romance with older man and she forgoes her education and independence. I was worried it would work out for her and she would have a "perfect" life without having finished high school and having given up college. I worried that what would follow would be thousands of young women looking for an unsuitable mate instead of educating themselves. I need not have worried. The moral of the story is still believe in your talents, your gifts, educate yourself, and for heaven's sake, don't believe everything a man tells you.
The "take away" for the evening for me? Director Lone Sherfig says that working with Alfred Molina is like getting to work with all 3 tenors at once. Whoa. That's quite a statement.