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A second view of "The Duchess" - When the movie ends, you’re left unsatisfied

8 October 2008 7:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Duchess Reviewby Mike Digiorgio, Writer I sense through history there must have been thousands of stories of noble women held back by their royal spouses – beloved by the masses but loathed by the men they married because they couldn’t give them a male heir.  And I feel like Hollywood is determined to tell every one of them.   Not long after we got Marie Antoinette and The Other Boleyn Girl, we get The DuchessKirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson got their turns dressing up in gowns and putting on tall wigs; now it’s Keira Knightley’s turn as she plays the title role in The DuchessMarie Antoinette, Ann Boleyn – them, you’ve heard of.  So who the heck is The Duchess?  If you rent it when it’s out on DVD, the only way you’ll find out who she was and why they made »

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"Duchess" clips added!

15 September 2008 1:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We have some new clips in from "The Duchess" starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling, Simon McBurney, Hayley Atwell, Aidan McArdle, Angus McEwan, Richard McCabe. The Jeffrey Hatcher helmed film () sees release on September 19th and is rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material. Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original “It Girl.” Like her direct ancestor Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher in sweeping changes to England as a leader of the forward-thinking Whig Party. »

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