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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

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Justin Chadwick

Writers:

Peter Morgan (screenplay), Philippa Gregory (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson ... Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana ... Henry Tudor
Jim Sturgess ... George Boleyn
Mark Rylance ... Sir Thomas Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
David Morrissey ... The Duke of Norfolk
Benedict Cumberbatch ... William Carey
Oliver Coleman Oliver Coleman ... Henry Percy
Ana Torrent ... Katherine of Aragon
Eddie Redmayne ... William Stafford
Tom Cox Tom Cox ... Rider
Michael Smiley ... Physician
Montserrat Roig de Puig ... Lady in Waiting
Juno Temple ... Jane Parker
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

In a time when a woman's destiny was determined by her father, one sister followed the rules. The other defied them. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Boleyn Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,061, 2 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,814,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,269,970
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, Anne was shown to be the first of the Boleyn Sisters to gain interest from King Henry VIII before he became interested in Mary. In real life, it's the other way around. Henry met and started an affair with Mary before he even laid eyes on Anne. See more »

Goofs

Anne's father is angry when she marries Henry Percy, and claims that since Percy is "a senior noble" whose marriage is something "only the king can decide." While a medieval or early modern king could play a large role in deciding whom his noblemen's sons married, and a formality of asking for permission existed, it is a major overstatement to claim the king decides these things himself. See more »

Quotes

Sir Thomas Boleyn: Risk nothing and you gain nothing.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.84 (2010) See more »

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What A Piece Of Drama!
25 February 2008 | by kiquescarlettSee all my reviews

I think that the main critics done to this film came from those who don't like Natalie or Scarlett. I hope it has nothing to do with the the fact that it is a costum movie - I personally found this film an excellent piece of drama, as well as the book was (I think it's an awesome reading, too!). A perfect cast, a good storyline and a strong screenplay are the main reasons that made "The Other Boleyn Girl" a wonderful screen adaptation - and both Portman and Johansson revealed themselves in one of their best performance ever! I also believe that the choice of casting two of the most brilliant and famous young actresses in Hollywood (perhaps the best ones, right now) was a smart move from the movie producers and - as well as the most fascinating thing about it is the rivalry between the two sisters - let it able to do captivate young people's attention. I really hope this film is going to be a good hit - at least to receive good reviews from the critis...


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