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Rated PG · 104 minutes · 2010
Emily Blunt absolutely sparkles in this period drama, a film that manages to be a good (though embellished) piece of history and strikingly romantic at the same time. Blunt plays Queen Victoria, covering her life from shortly before her coronation to shortly after her marriage to Prince Albert of Germany (Rupert Friend). Blunt brings a real honesty to her portrayal of a queen who experienced a lot of pressures due to her sex and her age. Blunt is 26, but she plays a teenager convincingly. The love story at the film’s core involves Prince Albert’s awkward courtship of Victoria. Because she is a queen in the making, Albert can’t (by law) take the first steps in their relationship. Director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer Julian Fellowes do a nice job of making something that could seem arranged and forced have real romantic charm. When the two wind up in each other’s arms, it’s a tremendously sweet moment.


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Official Site: www.theyoungvictoriamovie.com
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Producer: Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Tim Headington, Sarah Ferguson and Colin Vaines
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Jesper Christensen, Mark Strong, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover, Michael Maloney, Michiel Huisman, Genevieve O'Reilly, Rachael Stirling and Michaela Brooks

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Memphis Flyer The Young Victoria by Chris Herrington 01/07/2010
Chicago Reader When Princesses Grow Up The Young Victoria puts a reality check on the Disney fantasy. by J.R. Jones 12/17/2009
Charleston City Paper Emily Blunt gives it her best in the soapy Young Victoria Whether in the 21st century or the 19th, single women — at least so far as the movies like to claim — don't have an easy time of it. In the 21st century, men don't want their freedom shackled with a wedding band. But in the 19th, the fellas were just dying to get hitched. That said, they might have had ulterior motives lurking behind their romantic fervor. by Felicia Feaster 12/23/2009
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Daybreakers, Leap Year, The Young Victoria, Youth in Revolt and more. 01/07/2010
The Coast Halifax Blunt and Friend play cute royal introverts in Young Victoria Latest British monarch flick worth curling up for the sets and costumes despite its slowness. by Hillary Titley 12/24/2009

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