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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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£954,994 (UK) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

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

The film never reveals that George Boleyn is a homosexual. In interviews, Jim Sturgess says that George is more like a girl because he is rather catty, and the idea of sleeping with a woman repulsed him. That explains why he was so afraid of sleeping with Anne (besides treachery and incest). See more »

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When Anne and King Henry are arguing and Mary picks up Elizabeth to calm her, Mary's hair changes from being braided to straight down and back. See more »

Quotes

King Henry VIII: Anne!
Anne Boleyn: Your Grace?
King Henry VIII: You received my gifts?
Anne Boleyn: Yes
King Henry VIII: And? Do they not please you?
Anne Boleyn: On the contrary, my lord, they please me greatly
King Henry VIII: Then why do you insult me by returning them?
Anne Boleyn: Because you insult me by sending them at all!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 1 March 2008 (2008) 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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