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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

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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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What if you could have everything you ever wanted? What if all you had to do was betray the sister you loved? 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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$26,814,957 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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Mark Rylance was reportedly dissatisfied during shooting due to historical inaccuracy. See more »

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Written at the very end of the credits is the message: "This is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and locations portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to or identification with the location, name, character or history of any person, product or entity is entirely coincidental and unintentional." However the novel and film are based on the true stories of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII with real people, historical events and locations that are also factual. See more »

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Lady Elizabeth: Now go to France. The queen of France is sophisticated. Be useful to her, amuse her. She'll admire your spirit. Learn from her. Observe the ladies of the court. See how they achieve what they want from their men, not by stamping their little feet but by allowing the men to believe that they, indeed, are in charge. That is the art of being a woman.
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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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