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The Young Victoria

Biography Drama History Romance


 

A dramatization of the first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

This film proceeds at a gentile and regal pace with sumptuous sets and lavish costuming as befits the era. It is to be enjoyed as a love story rather than for revealing any political machinations of the time. Romantic and majestic, "The Young Victoria" is restrained but entertaining, without indulging in any unnecessary frivolity of life at court. Perhaps a sequel with a middle-aged Victoria would deliver more intrigue and drama, or at least some hot flushes... a satisfying and elegant period piece.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 27th August 2009
105 mins