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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
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
Henry tells Anne that she is 'much changed' after her stay with the French queen. However, he says this in reaction to Anne acting bold, outspoken, flirtatious and calculating. She already acted precisely the same way with Henry before her exile, and he was only averse to her because of the hunting accident that she caused, rather than due to her personality. His sudden attraction to her makes little sense when she didn't act any differently towards him. See more »
[after getting into an argument with the king]
I struck him today, what am I doing? I've destroyed it all on my own! I can't sleep, without sleep I cannot think! It's getting more and more difficult...
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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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