Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director:

Justin Chadwick

Writers:

Peter Morgan (screenplay), Philippa Gregory (novel)
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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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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 (Natalie Portman) and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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What if you could have everything you ever wanted? What if all you had to do was betray the sister you loved? See more »


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

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Mary Boleyn had a total of four children. She had a son and daughter with her first husband, William Carey, and another son and daughter with her second husband, William Strafford. Even though this movie shows that Mary's firstborn son is Henry's, in real life, there's no evidence that her son is Henry's biological child. 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

Lady Elizabeth: When was it that people stopped thinking of ambition as a sin and started thinking of it as a virtue?
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Not a good historical film, but a considerable drama with indefensible historical laxity.
11 September 2008 | by CihanVercanSee all my reviews

Don't trust either good or bad critics upon "The Other Boleyn Girl". It's a serious thing to castigate such a bold work. First of all, this movie is a mediocre adaptation of a heart-breaking novel of late epochs of the English kingdom and the royal family. This work of art(both novel and the movie) has a courage to reveal the unknown reasons of English kingdom becoming less potent with the Renaissance revolution from Italy, and losing the support of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, accordingly becoming adversaries with Italy.

The Renaissance revolution is strongly flowing all over the movie just effectively with the Love. Yes, Renaissance invented the Love; but not lonely. There supposed to be growing artists, poets, sculptors, etc. Where are they? Even, we see the palace of the kingdom, the courtroom, the royal family's bedrooms all like a dungeon. Love wouldn't be existed, unless there is Art. Regrettably neither director nor the screenwriter is aware of the Renaissance flow of the actual novel. Hence the spirit of the movie is lost; and they still try to make us believe that the king of England is cruel and he has set apart the lovers. On the contrary, in fact English kingdom always had let literature, theater and love grow.

Beside this failure, this fiasco of the plot; the cinematography and the costume design are stunning. The music score is outstanding, yet we feel that the whole movie is in a mournful silence.

After all, we have a touching story with a great deal of melodrama in a sensational way. It seems like it took much effort to get together this powerful cast of actors and their cordial acting. Give it a try; at least it's worth seeing.


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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:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,061, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$26,814,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,201,830
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