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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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The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom. See more »


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

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Deux soeurs pour un roi  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,814,957 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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Jessica Biel and Emma Bell auditioned for the role of Mary Boleyn. See more »

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Although Mary is referred to in the film as the younger sister, most historians today are convinced that she was the eldest girl. Her date of birth is circa 1499, while Anne is believed to have been born in the early 1500s (historians continually debate between 1501 and 1507). The book that the film is based on was written with Mary as the younger sister, so the film itself makes no mistake in this arrangement. See more »

Quotes

Lady Elizabeth: My children, my children...
[Turns around and slaps her husband, then walks towards her brother without any sign of hysteria]
Lady Elizabeth: Look what you've done.
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Consortium Dance
Written by K.T. Wilder
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Give Natalie Portman an Oscar
1 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never have I seen an actress take control of a movie as much as Portman did with Boleyn. She stepped into the role so perfectly and did it was so much confidence. I could feel her pain and ambition. I started shaking during her downward spiral and couldn't stop. It was so intense and heart pounding.

Jim Sturgess also made a huge impression. His part was small but his performance was big. I wished there had been more of the brother.

The costumes also should win something, anything. They were amazing and really stood out.

All in all it was a a pretty good movie. It really grabbed you and kept you in their world for two hours. I would recommend this to anyone who's old enough because there is a lot of adult material.

8 out of 10 stars


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