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Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Queen Victoria
... Abdul Karim
... Sir Henry Ponsonby
... Bertie, Prince of Wales
... Mohammed
... Lord Salisbury
... Dr. Reid
... Lady Churchill
... Miss Phipps
... Alick Yorke
... Arthur Bigge
... Mrs. Tuck
... Puccini
Sukh Ojla ... Mrs. Karim
... Ahmed
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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Victoria y Abdul  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$158,845, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,245,070, 4 January 2018
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Trivia

Judi Dench and Michael Gambon both appeared in Cranford (2007). See more »

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Abdul at least twice refers to his home province as "Uttar Pradesh". That name was coined in 1950, in the respective period the area was known as "United Provinces". See more »

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Abdul Karim: Listen, little drop, give yourself up without regret and in return you will gain the ocean. Give yourself away and in the great sea you will be secure.
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The title doesn't appear until 16 minutes into the movie. See more »


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I'm Called Little Buttercup
Written by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Terry Davies
Performed by Judi Dench & Eddie Izzard
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Why are these two so important to each other?
6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

First, let me say that this movie was gorgeous. Secondly, I'll say that Dame Judy Dench and Eddie Izzard are great, and...well that's about it.

In my opinion, Dench and Fazal have absolutely no chemistry. The whole movie I kept waiting for something to connect these two in a way that would feel meaningful, and it never came.

I kept thinking, "Why would this woman care so much about this man?" He seems to relish her presence and her his...but why?

He treats his friend like absolute garbage and he just seemed like such a selfish individual, even with his childlike wonder about royalty, he just never seemed to "get it".

Go back and watch Mrs. Brown to see a better Queen Victoria story.


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