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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  29 February 2008 (USA)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.



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A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Two sisters divided for the love for a king. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deux soeurs pour un roi  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,203,061 (USA) (29 February 2008)


$26,814,957 (USA) (18 April 2008)

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Did You Know?


The necklace that Anne wears (the string of pearls with a B and 3 tear drops) is the same necklace worn in ABC's hit show, Ugly Betty (2006). See more »


Elizabeth was not an infant at the time of Anne's execution, but a child of two years and eight months. See more »


King Henry VIII: Why are you here for her?
Mary Boleyn: Because she is my sister, and therefore one half of me.
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Eh... Nice costumes and sets
5 March 2008 | by (Mass) – See all my reviews

If you want a good movie about Henry VIII and Anne Bolyen, rent Anne of the Thousand Days. That was a film that used history to tell a story about real people who had a love to change a nation.

In this version of the eponymous Phillipa Gregory novel, historical inaccuracies abound. Approximately fifteen years are compressed into two hours with no indication time has gone by except for various babies. None of the characters ever change or grow any older. The characters in this movie are completely one-sided. Anne is ambitious. Henry is a womanizer. Mary is simple. No one has any complexities. The sisterly rivalry plays out like an underdeveloped soap opera.

On the other hand, the film is engaging and the costumes lovely. Same with the gorgeous palace settings.

Eye candy it is. Truthful or realistic it isn't.

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