The Young Victoria (2009)

Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
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Young Victoria

The Young Victoria (2009) from GK Films
Rated PG. Drama, Romance, Royalty, Biography/Historical
Academy Award: Best Costume Design

Five Gold Stars

Description (from the film case): Resolved to establish her authority over those who rule in her stead, a young and inexperienced Queen Victoria [Emily Blunt] draws strength from the love of Albert [Rupert Friend], the handsome prince who’s stolen her heart. Based on the courtship and early reign of England’s longest-serving monarch, The Young Victoria is a majestic tale of romance, intrigue, and power.

My thoughts: Yes, I enjoy movies about kings and queens, and this one is quite beautiful. Blunt gives a wonderfully three-dimensional performance as Victoria, and I appreciate that her royal wedding to Albert isn’t the end of the story, a happily-ever-after-fade-to-black, but there’re more obstacles to get over without giving the romance an after-wedding-anticlimax feel. Oh, and I love “Only You,” both as the moving score and the song accompanying the closing credits.

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