Coincidentally I watched 8 femmes, Memoirs of Geisha, and Bonneville recently, let us just say I did not have a choice, being strapped down inside a large metallic tube at 30000 ft. These have different cultural contexts, french, japanese and north american resp. Still, they have one thing in common: they load up on stars. 8 femmes has nearly every french actress I know including Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart, (my fave from this near-real time movie) Virginie Ledoyen and Ludivine Sagnier. Memoirs of Geisha has nearly all Asian actresses I know including Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh and the incomparable Ziyi Zhang. Bonneville loads up too, including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen. What's the deal.