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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

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Josie Rourke

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Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bain ... Snuffer Woman
Richard Cant Richard Cant ... Thomas Andrews
Guy Rhys Guy Rhys ... Earl of Kent
Thom Petty ... Earl of Shrewsbury
Saoirse Ronan ... Mary Stuart
Izuka Hoyle ... Mary Seton
Margot Robbie ... Queen Elizabeth I
John Ramm John Ramm ... Bull
Simon Russell Beale ... Robert Beale
Abby Cassidy Abby Cassidy ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Shalisha James-Davis ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Maria Dragus ... Mary Fleming
Eileen O'Higgins ... Mary Beaton
Liah O'Prey ... Mary Livingston
Greg Miller Burns ... Thomas Hepburn
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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 Focus Features

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duas Rainhas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,777, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,175,014, 22 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,446,509, 20 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Reunites Saoirse Ronan with Guy Pearce after Death Defying Acts (2007). See more »

Goofs

The film contends that Henry, Lord Darnley had the ambition to attain the title of king and legal sovereignty after marrying his wife, Mary, Queen of Scots. In fact, he was already granted this title in July of 1565, prior to marrying Mary, and had no need to contest this with the nobility. See more »

Quotes

Mary Stuart: Your beauty, your bravery, now I see there's no cause for envy. Your gifts will be your downfall!
Mary Stuart: Should you murder me, remember you murder your sister... and you murder your queen!
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I just couldn't care for her
13 January 2019 | by owanitallSee all my reviews

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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