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The Young Victoria
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
It's nothing particularly groundbreaking, but The Young Victoria employs a strong cast and some great writing, steering it into a direction which captures the story of young Victoria's early reign, as well as her romantic relationship with Prince Albert, wonderfully well.
Jean-Marc Vallée effectively expresses one of the key elements which drives this film nicely - that being, Victoria's stubborn persistence and strong will. The romantic relationship between herself and Albert remains another core throughout the film, and I was genuinely tear-jerked at so many of those moments between the two. Building upon historical accuracy e.g. the way Victoria always wore black after Albert's early death, it remains a testament to Victoria's reign, and the decisions she made during her…
The BBC seem determined to make the broadcasting of this a Xmas tradition and why not, everyone likes a bit of period drama over the festivities I guess.
The Young Victoria is a rather harmless, inoffensive and genteel romp through the early years of the monarch both before her coronation and during her formative years on the throne, using her love for Albert and the manipulations behind the scenes as the main thrust of the story. There's something rather old fashioned and a bit bland about the film, almost as if it was made purely for the overseas market who lap up our historical drama and royalty as a whole, but that said there's still plenty to enjoy here for…
Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.
I'm obviously a sucker for costume period pieces - especially when they star Emily Blunt. The icing on the cake for this one however is Jean-Marc Vallée. The guy is batting well over 1.000 (if that's possible) and Young Victoria showcases, in however small ways, his direction of creativity and interesting camera workings. He takes what might otherwise be a pretty stuffy and potentially boring political drama from the 19th century and make it captivating.
Not too much sappy romance and just the right amount of personal espionage and subterfuge, this two hour picture flies by with flourish and delight. It's damn near perfect and straight up my alley. So why only 4 stars?
The studio. Maybe it was Vallée,…
An amazing historical romance/drama. The Young Victoria depicts the great queen as eager for freedom both politically and personally but unsure of who to trust and of herself. She finds a soul mate in Prince Albert who understands her passions, convictions and flaws.
Lovely, award-winning costumes, terrific score, spectacular art direction and cinematography. The script can be a little hard to follow but does a great job making Victoria a modern heroine, struggling with relatable problems (I mean we all have political parties fighting over who gets to be our ladies-in-waiting, right?).
But the cast is exceptional. Emily Blunt does her best work as the conflicted queen and Rupert Friend is amazing as Albert. Mark Strong is menacing, Miranda Richardson…
everything i want in a movie ever so...yeah.
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Nothing special here, but sweet. The two leads do well.
In love with Emily Blunt 😍
This was the 13th reunion of my best college friends. We get together each summer/fall anywhere it is convenient in the U.S., and it usually involves a movie viewing.
I had already seen this one about five years ago, and one of our friends brought this title with her. Nevertheless, it was such a joy to watch wit them. We had such fun seeing Emily Blunt being a strong monarch and and the score and costumes were beautiful.
It's funny to watch this is the context of modern communication. If only they had texting back then, but again it would not be as romantic. At least Victoria and Albert will always have the Victorian mix tape, I mean, musical composition.
The Young Victoria is an excellent period drama, with strong performances and beautiful art direction. Emily Blunt shines in the starring role. Had it been a litlle more vivid it would 've been a truly exceptional film.
Típica producción ULTRAbritánica, con todo lo que eso conlleva: sumo mimo y cuidado en la dirección artística, un reparto excelente (sólo faltan Judi Dench o Maggie Smith para hacer el clásico papel de "anciana semicadáver de perpetua mala uva") y una dirección sobria, aunque con algún que otro destello de un Jean-Marc Vallée que venía de despuntar con "C.R.A.Z.Y."
Not sure about the historical accuracy but I really enjoyed this movie. It is difficult to make this subject more commercial for the general public without loosing it's authenticity of the time it was about... Good movie... recommending it to the whole family!
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I need more of those "lovely Emily Blunt" film! I wanna see her in romance movie not action & SF
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
First of all, I love these types of films that tell about the old royalty of United Kingdom, and I enjoy reading things and watching films about them. This was the first time I actually have really learned anything about Queen Victoria, even though her being a very big part of British history.
What really bothered me about this film was that it didn't have that high point, culmination. I understand that it is a historical film so they can't exactly make stuff up, but still it confuses me a bit why they decided to bring THIS part of her life on screen. They tried to bring more drama into it by having Prince Albert get shot, which I by…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in any category.