I was thinking about writing a review of the movie we saw over the weekend, Bright Star. But then I just read what N posted about it on his blog and since I think he sums it up really well I'll just link to his review.
I would recommend seeing it. Watching the story unfold ever so slowly can be a little torturous at times but it is ultimately very rewarding. (Be sure to bring some Kleenex, though.) And the costumes are amazing. In particular Fanny's first few outfits basically dare the Academy not to give them the Oscar for costume design.