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The Young Victoria (2009)

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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) (8 March 2009)

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$11,001,272 (USA)
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This movie contains 4 actors from the hit-series Game of Thrones (2011). This includes Julian Glover (Pycelle), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), Josef Altin (Pyp) and Tom Brooke (Lothar Frey). See more »

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In the coronation scene around the middle of the film, Queen Victoria is seated on the throne receiving homage and holding nothing in her hands. In the next shot, she is seated on St. Edward's Chair, holding two scepters. See more »

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Prince Albert: I'm going back to England.
Baron Stockmar: There must be a reason if you wish to visit Her Majesty.
Prince Albert: Then find me a reason.
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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 Victoria Regina (1961) See more »

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Tausendsapperment Walzer, op. 61
Written by Johann Strauss Sr. (as Johann Strauss I)
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Victorian Rebel without a Cause, but a Crown
8 February 2010 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Emily Blunt would have stolen The Devil Wears Prada if not for the queen of screen, Meryl Streep. Here she competes with no one and does a nice job of carrying the film based on the early years of Queen Victoria. If you are rusty on your British sovereign history, she ruled from 1837-1901.

For 20 of these years, she was married to her true love, Prince Albert (played well by Rupert Friend). While the two meet as youngsters, the bond between them comes from their letters ... an early precursor to eHarmony?? We know Victoria mostly from royal portraits, so it's nice to see her as a rebellious youngster trying to learn the tricks of the trade, even while being manipulated like a pawn by her mother (Miranda Richardson) and her lover (Mark Strong). We get to see her tenacity blossom as she matures and literally grows into the monarchy.

While Ms. Blunt's performance is strong, Julian Fellowes' writing is not at the level of his previous work in Gosford Park. We do get some of the same power plays, but it is missing the nuances of that much better film.


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