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The Young Victoria (2009)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  8 January 2010 (USA)
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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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Her country. Her heart. Her majesty. See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend:

£1,016,053 (UK) (6 March 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

Throughout Albert and Victoria's courtship, many characters speak to Albert about Germany, which is spoken of as his nationality. Germany was a cultural region, not a unified country, until 1871, more than 30 years later. Albert's nationality would have been spoken of as Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, not Germany. See more »

Quotes

Prince Albert: You know when we are old and surrounded with our children we will look on this as the day our life began.
Queen Victoria: Not TOO surrounded please...
[Victoria climbs on top of Albert and holds him down by the wrists]
Queen Victoria: ...and not too soon.
Prince Albert: Oh. I am expecting a very LARGE family.
[Victoria giggles and Albert and Victoria embrace]
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Crazy Credits

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 Victoria Regina (1961) See more »

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Serenade for Strings in E major
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
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Prince Rupert
22 February 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Rupert Friend gives a performance, as Prince Albert, that lifts "The Young Victoria" to unexpected levels. He is superb. As we know, Queen Victoria fell into a dark, deep depression after Prince Albert's death and looking into Ruper Friend's eyes I understood. The film doesn't take us to his death but to an incident that may very well could have cost his life. An act of love. I believed it, or I should say, him. I believed what he felt was real. Nothing or anybody gets anywhere near the delicacy and profundity of Friend's characterization. Emily Blunt is good but I didn't believe for a minute she was Victoria. No real sense of period. It may no have been her fault but her prince deserved the crown.


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