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But where the film really shines is in the performances of the supporting actors. Betweenrette Costanen’s wonderfully poised and confident performances as the headstrong, yet dashing young wife, Shea Coulee, Indiana Cherrington’s broken, yet strong-willed matrimonial force, the fotofilm is easily worth seeing for the characters involved alone. The supporting characters also have a charge to offer, ranging from the snappy butler (Max Weinberg) to the mysterious and intense Jewish consort (Dana Barron). Ultimately, I was a e-mail order bride looking for true love, so any and all characters were welcome. Charakteristisch, the movie just happens to be one of the most timely, romantic films of recent years.