This movie is based on the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. And while the tale is well played what I found most interesting are the miles of actual footage of the Spanish Revolution and some very interesting clips of conditions in pre-War china and the Stalinist invasion of Finland. While I like Clive Owen I think he was mis-cast as Hemingway (not his kind of role) but I've come to admire Nicole Kidman more and more. She still is a delicately beautiful woman but she's acquired very engaging depth as she's matured. The film includes some extremely fine examples of make-up artistry, a few very clever examples of motion picture "photoshopping," and a really fine musical score. Bottom line -- excellent movie.