First there are Charlize Theron playing a rich heiress and Penelope Cruz a Spanish dancer, both looking like the true stars that they are. Stuart Townsend completes the trio which never quite becomes a literal menage-a-trois in this love story which one reviewer aptly compared to a hot fudge sundae.
The setting is Europe before and during WWII. It is a lavish and romantic story that I found thoroughly enjoyable in the great tradition of Hollywood movies. Great escapist fare with just enough literary content to make it worthwhile.