Friday, July 4, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl - Movie Review

I liked this movie. I can't vouch for it's historical correctness, but it is very entertaining. It is based on the novel The Other Boleyn Girl. It is a tale of intrigue, romance, and betrayal. Two sisters, Anne and Mary are driven by their ambitious family to seduce the king of England in order to advance their position in court. What starts as an opportunity for the girls to increase the family fortune becomes a deadly rivalry. The movie depicts Mary as the "nice" sister and Anne as the "ambitious bitch". Anne ends up married to the King and nearly destroying the country and ultimately loses her head - literally.

It lasts about 115 minutes and is rated PG-13.

I've read several reviews about this movie that state that the movie is "a waste of time" and an "hysterical drama more than a historical drama" but, the fact remains, it is a well done movie with good actors and actresses. I liked it.

You can buy this movie through the Debbies Movie House link.

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