Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Young Victoria (2009) [PG] ****

The radiant Emily Blunt is captivating as young Queen Victoria in this lush period film, set in the first half of the 19th Century, chronicling Victoria's ascent to the throne of England and her romance with her future husband Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).

Penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Vanity Fair), the film features an outstanding supporting cast including Paul Bettany as Lord Melbourne, Miranda Richardson as Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent, and Mark Strong as Sir John Conroy, three historical figures who attempted to influence young Victoria in order to achieve their own ends.

If you enjoy British historical dramas, and especially if you enjoyed Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice, and The Duchess, then you will very likely enjoy The Young Victoria

Labels: biography, drama, history, romance  
Internet Movie Database    
Metacritic 64/100 
RottenTomatoes Averages (critics=64, viewers=70) 
Wikipedia - Queen Victoria

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