In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.Written by
Joe Alwyn who plays Queen Elizabeth's reputed lover Robert Dudley also is in the movie The Favourite about Queen Anne's attachment to Sarah Churchill and Abigail Masham. In The Favourite, he plays Abigail Masham's husband. See more »
Several shots of large houses and castles show lawns that are immaculate and obviously mowed by modern machine and fertilized with modern methods for uniformity of color. The technology available in the 1570s and 1580s could not have yielded such greenery. See more »
Your beauty, your bravery, now I see there's no cause for envy. Your gifts will be your downfall!
Should you murder me, remember you murder your sister... and you murder your queen!
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It could have been a very good film. Majestic cinematography, costumes, music. Phenomenal performances by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. But while the filmmakers painstakingly recreated period costumes, hairstyles, and interiors they kind of undermined all that with modern sounding Queens and their modern looking courts. Mary, a devout catholic whose life would have been so much easier if she weren't so devout, tells a protestant soldier that they will all go to the same heaven. Even more unbelievably she forgives Rizzio (Ismael Cruz Cordova) whom she caught in bed with her husband (Jack Lowden) on their wedding night because he "can't help who he is." But my biggest problem was that as much as she was a victim at times, I couldn't feel for her. All she was doing was scheming. At least Elizabeth's goal was to rule her country. Mary only seemed to care about is getting the British throne.
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