The Young Victoria details
|Starring:||Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Morven Christie, Julian Glover|
|Collections:||Based on a True Story, Best of 2009, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top from 2009|
The Young Victoria
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Jul 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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A Wonderful Love StoryBy Katrina (43 reviews) from Stockport , 06 Mar 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]I saw this film at the cinema, and it wasn't just me saying it was a great film. I overheard everyone leaving the cinema, and everyone was saying that it was fantastic. I wouldn't consider myself a royalist (and didn't know anything about Queen Victoria), however I still thoroughly enjoyed this film of her younger years. The acting was superb, the costumes stunning and the locations superb. You also couldn't beat the fabulous music, in particular the choir rendition of 'Zadok The Priest' which gave me goosebumps.
Don't think for a second that as it is a period film there is a lot of doom and gloom, because it is quite the opposite. This is a beautiful love story, with quite a lot of humour in it. Overall as far as period drama's go, this is one of the best.
One of my favourite scenes was the ball scene where Princess Victoria and Albert have their first dance. It was a heartstopping moment to say the least, and that is when she realises just how much she likes him.
The film shows how lighthearted Victoria was in her younger years with that spring in her step, whilst at the same time pursuing her duty of becoming Queen and knowing her responsibilities. Albert also knows his responsibilities, and is initially thrust upon her, but upon their first meeting is immediately smitten. Albert has plans of how he can help people, in particular the poorer communities. When Queen Victoria's reign is dealt a blow due to her over-reliance and flirtations with Prime Minister Melbourne (and as a result every person in the street is threatening her safety), Prince Albert saves the monarchy and Princess Victoria proposes. They become the perfect partnership, helping each other, and sharing the same vision by helping those less fortunate.
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Loved it!By a customer , 04 Oct 2013A wonderful story, great cast, well acted. That it is based on lives of two historical figures makes it more endearing.
Not as good as the trailer promises.By sarahKThomson (29 reviews) from Sevenoaks , 22 Aug 2013I think its safe to say that if you like period drama you might enjoy this but I couldn't get into it at all. I found it sow and boring.
Simply delightfulBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 26 Jun 2013Pretty much guaranteed to make you smile. The portrayals of Victoria and Albert as 'normal' human beings - with doubts, fears, hopes, frustrations, a sense of humour, responsibilities - makes this very approachable and watchable.
Good acting, very watchableBy a customer , 22 Feb 2013An interesting film, it would be good to know how much is true though as I doubt we would ever get to know the truth. Would watch again as it is well acted and produced.
very good filmBy cheesekake (1495 reviews) from uk , 05 Feb 2013I did enjoy this film, and yes some facts were probably made up for the hype of film, but isn't that what hollywood is about? who can tell. If you like period films or love stories you will love it, as it does have a good storyline and is compelling watching