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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Romance | Drama  -  28 March 2003 (UK)
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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleynwho becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII, ... See full summary »

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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleynwho becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII, before being ousted by her younger sister, Anne. Mary leaves the Court to marry a commoner, but returns when Anne embarks on a reckless policy to save herself from ruin. Written by Anonymous

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Jodhi May is on the verge of major stardom
11 April 2003 | by (zippyville) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent and daring adaptation of Philippa Gregory's novel of the same name. Purists of costume drama may be put off by the decidedly modern approach, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying this particular peek inside the personal tug of war for position within Henry VIII's court.

The casting of Jodhi May as Anne Boleyn was surprising only upon seeing how very provocative and determined her Anne was. WOW! Ms. May charts a remarkable course from naive young love to ruthless ambition to ultimate dismay and regret. A better performance has not been seen on television this year, and I dare say won't be.

This isn't a grand sweeping picture of 16th c. England. It's an intimate look at two young sisters used as pawns by their ambitious family to gain reward from their king. It navigates the particular delicacy of sisterly love and hate and doesn't allow the fact that one of those sisters is one of England's most notorious historical figures to hold them back from exploring every emotional crevice of their tale.

Ultimately, this may be more pulp than fact, and it's clearly wort watching for Jodhi May alone, but also for Jared Harris as Henry VIII. His Henry moves beyond cliche and comes alive as the young, athletic, handsome man he was known to be before succumbing to gluttony.


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