I had a real good time with this film (regardless of the lukewarm reviews it's getting from the critics), and there is such a charm and light touch to the humor and spirit that evolves out of this tale featuring Max (A reteaming of Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott featuring a lead character named Max, what were the odds of that?), a lead stock/bond manager in England with a snarky competitive bent, who comes to learn that making money isn't everything in life after he returns to his now deceased uncle's French chateau (Max was the only living known relative at the time of death, and thus inherited the chateau as there were no changes in his will for over 20 years) with the primary purpose to sell off the property, but encounters not only the fond memories of his childhood spent at the chateau, but re-discovers the worth of love and simply living from moment to moment. Ridley Scott amazes me with not only the breadth of films he's done in his career, but the deftness he shows with each genre. This film had some terrific pacing, and its 2 hour running time just flew by, with many funny bits interspersed from a colorful cast of characters that were fleshed out enough to be believable in their words and actions. I give this film 3 stars, or a grade of B.