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Monday, December 28, 2009

[7.50/10] The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria (2009)

Short review: "The Young Victoria" is a beautifully-photographed, brilliantly-scored and very sumptuous movie. It's a remarkable glimpse at a remarkable time in Britian's history told via a very personal and touching biography of the school age princess until her reign as Queen, later marrying Prince Albert, than ending with the birth of their first of nine children. The acting is great with Emily Blunt simply outstanding! She gave a solid, convincing performance catching young Victoria's regality, temper, and vulnerability through out the entire movie. Rupert Friend as the ever so patient and compassionate young Prince Albert vying to win the young Queen's attention, than securing her love, before Lord Melbourne (Paul Bettany_, was engrossing to watch. Just as engrossing was the relationship between the teenage Victoria and her mother, which was fury at times, as with her mother and King William. Also, the production is outstanding in every way: style, substance and sensitivity. The movie looks amazing, the costumes Emily Blunt wears are visually stunning and the music only adds to the film, never detracts from it. It's exceptionally shot and, unlike a lot of films these days, this movie is actually a good length, as it doesn't run on so long that you lose interest or feel that it's needlessly being drawn out.

  • My Rating: 7.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 75% (6.4/10)
  • IMDb: 7.2/10


Univarn said...

We scored this similarly but while I think it's length was good, and helped keep it interesting, the movie suffered from trying to cram too much into such a short time. Was at times hard to follow all the political discussions. Good review!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

You might be right, but at least it wasn't tedously overlong. :) I didn't find it hard to follow, probably because I was totally captivated by Emily Blunt! She did great! Thanks for the comment! ;)

DEZMOND said...

yes, all bow to queen Emily :)