VICEROY’S HOUSE (PG)
A WHOLE LOT OF DWELLING, UK, 106 MIN A chunky, clunky history lesson that leaves you feeling as if you’ve been kept back after school for something you did not do. This is the stilted, notso-stirring story of how a retreating British Empire signed off on the problematic Partition of India in 1947. Finding themselves at the flashpoint of an escalating political crisis are the representative of the Crown, Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), and his diplomatically astute wife, Edwina (Gillian Anderson). By the time we get to the fateful divide that results in the creation of Pakistan, it’s all gotten too Downton-Abbey-doesDelhi for words.