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The Young Victoria (2009)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  6 March 2009 (UK)
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

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Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty Prime Minister Melbourne. Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Rated PG for some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$160,069 (USA) (18 December 2009)

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$10,991,381 (USA) (23 April 2010)
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Trivia

Princess Beatrice:  a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria plays one of Victoria's ladies in waiting. See more »

Goofs

At King William IV's birthday celebration, when Princess Victoria is presented to King William, she curtsies twice to the king; before the exchange between Lord Melbourne and the Duchess of Sutherland, and again after the exchange. See more »

Quotes

Duchess of Sutherland: Look at that demure little head. And all of us wondering what's inside it.
Lord Melbourne: We'll find out soon enough.
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In the on-screen credits, Heidi Miller and Georgiana Sayer are each listed twice as Costume Assistant. See more »

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Version of The Young Victoria (1963) See more »

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Vieni, fra queste braccia
from "I puritani"
Written by Vincenzo Bellini
Performed by Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (as The Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala)
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Better than I expected
10 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went into this expecting not to like it; I figured it would be terribly worthy and earnest, and rather plodding and dull.

It's actually far better than that, and I found myself really enjoying it. I don't know too much about Queen Victoria beyond what most know - married to Albert, who died young, and she mourned him ever after. Seeing the circumstances she grew up under was fascinating; in fact I found myself wishing I'd seen more of the story, and I imagine we may see a sequel at some point.

Visually the film is stunning. The sets and costumes are incredibly lavish without being too gaudy and over the top. The acting is top notch from everybody involved.

In a word, it was great!


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