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
Catherine of Aragon was initially betrothed to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales. She married Arthur in 1501 and was dubbed Princess of Wales. Tragically, Arthur died five months after their wedding due to the sweating sickness in 1502. She also caught the illness at the same time, yet eventually recovered. Seven years later, she married Henry after he ascended to the throne. See more »
The film implies that Mary raised her niece Elizabeth. As royalty, Elizabeth had her own household. Margaret Bryon cared for her until she was four, then Kat Ashley took over her upbringing and education. See more »
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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