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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Anne Boleyn was hardly the quickly discarded failure that she is portrayed as. She had over 250 personal servants, and a reputation as a lavish spender. Several important people were executed because they didn't like her. See more »


Details of some historical characters and events have been changed to fit the dramatic narrative. See more »


King Henry VIII: [Refering to Anne] I need to be certain, can I trust her?
Mary Boleyn: Why would you not?
King Henry VIII: Usually my instincts are sharp, but with your sister, she has a power over me.
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Referenced in Easy A (2010) See more »


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Don't go expecting accuracy!
6 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall, the movie is entertaining. I thought the acting was good, particularly Scarlett Johansson's. The cinematography and editing leave much to be desired, and the entire movie seems rushed. If you have any knowledge of Tudor history,you will recognize the many inaccuracies, but those did not bother me as much as did the fact that important characters were omitted, undeveloped, or even seemingly forgotten (as in the case of Mary's husband, William Carey).

There ARE very affecting characters and scenes, but I left the theatre wishing for MORE. The fascinating lives of these people simply cannot be dealt with in a movie that lasts less than two hours.

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