Friday, January 29, 2010

Young Victoria (2009)

A romantic vision of the early years of Queen Victoria and her courtship with Albert. A very entertaining movie with good performances throughout, particularly Emily Blunt who has to carry the show as Victoria and Jim Broadbent, who steals his two scenes as King William. At times it feels as though it's rushing through the pivotal moments of Victoria's early years, but it looks good and is very nicely filmed and edited. If you like films about the royal family you'll like it. Rupert Friend, with his matinee good looks, has never impressed me as an actor before but he was decent in this as a sweet and hesitant Albert.

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