I chose to ignore the critics and watch this movie.
I was not disappointed.
The movie traces the life of two protagonists, Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) over a 20-year period. After spending time together on the night of their college graduation, they agree to keep in touch on July 15th (St. Swithin's Day).
The film alternates between England and France as Emma and Dexter have their career and relationship ups-and-downs. While Anne Hathaway's British accent was a bit contrived, she delivers an excellent performance as the bright and quirky Emma.
The ending is unexpected. Bring Kleenex.
Watch the trailer.