I almost missed this one because I was turned off by the commercials
and previews, with their emphasis on the silliest parts (the dancing
donkey, etc.). What a mistake that would have been -- I'd have missed
one of the driest, archest, loveliest scripts in years. Emma Thompson
can do more with a slightly quirked eyebrow and a quiet "Hm" than most
actresses can with an entire Sh...