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The Young Victoria (2009)

PG  |   |  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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£1,016,053 (UK) (6 March 2009)

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

The dress Victoria wears for her first meeting with her council is a copy of the actual dress Queen Victoria wore on this occasion. It survives and as of 26 March 2012, is on display at Kensington Palace as part of the new Victoria Revealed exhibition. It is on public display in the Red Saloon (the actual room of her first Privy Council). It has since faded to brown as the black dye at the time was not stable. See more »

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Early in the film there is a mention of the Liberal Party. At the time this political group was called the Whig Party. It changed name to Liberal Party in 1868. See more »

Quotes

Prince Albert: [repeated line, to Victoria] Good morning, wife.
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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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Da Pacem Domine
Performed by Paul Hiller and Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor (as The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Written by Arvo Pärt (as Arvo Paert)
Publishing by Universal Edition, AG
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A warm and moving love story, beautifully acted by Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend
8 March 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Despite some reviews being distinctly Luke-warm, I found the story totally engrossing and even if some critics have described the love story as 'Mills and Boon', so what? It is good to see a warm, touching story of real love in these cynical times. Many in the audience were sniffing and surreptitiously dabbing their eyes. You really believe that the young Victoria and Albert are passionately fond of each other, even though, for political reasons, it was an arranged marriage. I did feel though that Sir John Conroy, who was desperate to control the young Queen, is perhaps played too like a pantomime villain. As it is rumoured that he was in fact, the real father of Victoria (as a result of an affair with her mother The Duchess of Kent) it would have been interesting to explore this theory. Emily Blunt is totally convincing as the young Princess, trapped in the stifling palace with courtiers and politicians out to manipulate her. She brilliantly portrays the strength of character and determination that eventually made Victoria a great Queen of England, which prospered as never before, under her long reign. I believe word of mouth recommendations will ensure great success for this most enjoyable and wonderful looking movie.


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