Friday, January 28, 2011

Movie Review - Victoria and Albert

My mom recommended Victoria & Albert to me so I decided to give it a chance. I figured I would watch one hour at a time.  But after I started it, I couldn't stop it. I had to watch the whole thing from beginning to end. It was such a great movie.

It is a historical piece on Victoria & Albert. If you have seen Young Victoria (another movie I like) you already know a bit about their story. This movie is the extended version of that story. It has so much detail in it and talks much more about their marital relationship and how Victoria being Queen wasn't always easy for Albert. It also talks a bit about the political situation surrounding the Queen.

The acting was very much like all other 18th century based movies and shows and has many of the same actors and actresses. Nothing unusual there. But it did take a bit of time for them to grow on me. I think it was Victoria's hair that kept throwing me off. But after all the movies I have watched that take place around that time period, you would think I would be used to their hair styles. Her hair does get better as she gets older.

I recommend this movie to anybody who likes movies about historical events, especially British history. I would also recommend this to anybody who likes movies along the lines of Pride and Prejudice. I have already added it to my Amazon Wish List.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this one too - more accurate than "Young Victoria" and more details. But even "Young Victoria" interested me. Makes me want to go find a good biography about Prince Albert....