Review: The Young Victoria (finally!)
☆☆☆☆ I’ am so relieved I finally got to see it. On a flight from Lima to Rome. I crammed in as many movies as I possibly could! When I saw The Young Victoria I almost jumped out of my seat but instead I settled in for what came to be one of my top ten favorite period films! This movie in comparison to Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice doesn’t take the cake but it definitely takes a few good bites out of it! This movie is elegant and simple. You are sucked into their world. You end up feeling like you want what they want just as much! Yes it is a movie, but it does not glamorize anything. It’s a real story, a real life. I loved it and the filming was done really well! This is will be added to my DVD library muy pronto! To top it off Emily Blunt did great without over doing it! and he was nominated for a Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Motion Picture, and a British Independent Film award as Best Actress! and as opposed to Pride and Prejudice where you hate him as Mr. Wickham you love him as he portrays Prince Albert! and last but not least Mark Strong and Paul Bettany are a great addition as peripheral characters.
☆☆☆ Previews looked good but you are left wondering if it is going to have a HEA (Happily Ever After) Ending. Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart compliment each other well. There are of course quirky parts but the tone of this movie feels real. Life isn’t always easy. I don’t think I would buy the movie but it was definitely worth watching. Plus it had a really good soundtrack, definitely Seattle inspired with a song by Death Cab for Cutie.