In the mid-1920s, upper-class John Whittaker (Barnes) meets glamorous race car-driving Larita (Biel) in Monte Carlo and they impulsively marry. John then takes the all-too-modern American home to his all-too-hidebound aristocratic family, only to meet with swift disapproval by John's snappish, snobbish mother (Scott Thomas) who is determined to break up their union so her son can take a more suitable wife. John settles into the role of country squire (boring), although Larita realizes that the times have definitely changed. Director Elliot's production is lavish and Biel almost manages to hold her own (she looks lovely) against the pinched hauteur of Scott Thomas. Based on the 1924 play by Noel Coward.