Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Starring: Eric Bana, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanson

For those who love to follow the history of England then this is a movie worth watching. The story evolved around King Henry VIII and his involvement with Anne and Sarah Boleyn. Back then a male heir to the throne was very important and Queen Catherine was not able to bear the king a male heir. This was the opportunity that the family of Sir Thomas Boleyn was looking for.Sir Thomas sacrificed the members of his family to win favour from King Henry VIII, He garnered honours by letting the King dally with his elder daughter Mary, then marry his younger daughter Anne. Natalie Portman showed another facet of her acting from sweet lady to a seducer and into a woman who is out of control. Scarlett Johanson's acting was adequate while Eric Bana is just the same as his previous movies. I almost thought he would turn green when he got mad! Since its English history and a true story then its something worth watching. Unfortunately some scenes seem to be boring. The problem with movies that date to the middle ages is that its mostly shot in the dark. That usually translates to boring parts of the movie. But then again if knowing full well what happened in that era is your concern then for sure its okay. Sometimes its so hard to watch movies in that era that has no war component in it.

For more of the movie: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theotherboleyngirl/
For more of the era: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn

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