Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Young Victoria - don't miss it!

If you like period films, you are sure to enjoy The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt. R & I got free passes to watch an early screening last Tuesday evening and were so glad that we braved the cold.

All I knew of Queen Victoria was that she had many children, was related to many of the royal houses of Europe, and through this had united Europe. I had a picture in my head of the older, rather stout Queen Victoria. The Young Victoria was such a treat - you meet her before she reaches her majority while she is under the guardianship of her mother and controlled by Lord Conroy. Woven into the story of her coming of age and the start of her reign is the love story between Victoria and Albert. Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend are enchanting. If you enjoy period movies, don't miss The Young Victoria!

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, The Young Victoria has a talented cast:

Emily Blunt as Victoria
Rupert Friend as Albert
Paul Bettany as Lord Melbourne
Miranda Richardson as Duchess of Kent, Victoria's mother

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