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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

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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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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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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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch have both played Dr. Stephen Hawking. See more »

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Mary Boleyn's wedding scene takes place in late spring or early summer. She married William Carey in early February 1520, so the weather should be much bleaker, with snow. See more »

Quotes

Mary Boleyn: How are you Stafford?
William Stafford: I'm well, thank you.
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William Stafford: I'm not sure I'm one for court though... I'm a little homesick.
Mary Boleyn: Well, you and I both.
William Stafford: In my view, it changes people... and not necessary for the better. Your sister though is thriving. She's truly caught the eye of Henry Percy.
Mary Boleyn: Why does she do this? He's already taken.
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Showtime's Version ("The Tudors") is much Better
3 March 2008 | by J_TrexSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to watching this version of Ann Boleyn for the simple reason that I've had so much fun watching Showtime's version now running, "The Tudors".

However, after seeing the movie yesterday, my advice would be go rent "The Tudors" at Blockbuster or Netflix and skip this movie.

It's not that Scarlett Johansson is bad as Mary Boleyn, she does a pretty good job considering what she had to work with. Natalie Portman comes up short as Ann Boleyn. The actress who portrays her on "The Tudors", Natalie Dormer, is much better. There really isn't anything bewitching or captivating about Natalie Portman's portrayal of Ann Boleyn, unlike Ms. Dormer's performance, which is everything Natalie Portman's portrayal is not. Dormer exudes the aura of a temptress with sex appeal galore. Portman simply does not. I think Johansson would have been the better choice for Ann.

Eric Bana is so-so as Henry VIII. Rhys Meyers portrayal is much more entertaining on the "The Tudors". To be fair, Bana didn't have much more to work with than did Johansson. The main character in this movie is Portman's Ann Boleyn, who seems to miss the mark.

The supporting cast was good but overall you should save your hard earned money & wait for this to appear on cable.


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