Memoirs of a Geisha is an incredible journey through a mysterious life. You get to know many details of a calling that is very secretive. Not only that, but you get to follow a girl as she fights every obstacle sent her way. It is a sad tale, with moments of triumphs, a bit of romance, and periods of contentment.
Everything is meticulously detailed. The photography is absolutely incredible. The sets and the costumes are perfect. The story is entrancing and well told, the scenario is comprised of many turns, and the dialogs are captivating. All the actors play incredibly well.
The only let down is that you go from sumptuous to devastated. That's a bit sad, but it's the story. You can really feel what the transition mean. A little thing that can be slightly annoying is the accent, but at least it's very consistent, and just.
It's a must, if you don't mind long movies, with little action.