this pretty much only gets any points because it looks so amazing. the recreation of period japan is beautifully done, totally convincing and with an attention to detail in every shot that you could press your nose to the screen and pretend you were motorboating a real geisha house.
you should. it's weird.
as for the rest of the film, it's just a bit too tedious. no faults from the film-makers or cast, i just think they were backed into a financial decision from the studio to adapt a popular book. regardless of whether the book's successes would translate to the screen.