May 21, 2010

Her majesty Victoria...

Hubby and I enjoy cheap dates in a variety of ways, and we often pick up a flick and a pizza and have our Friday date night in the comfort of our own home.

While I am neither a royal historian nor a movie critic, I would like to recommend a movie that we rented from Blockbuster last weekend. If you haven't seen The Young Victoria, you should. The movie was first produced in England and released in the United States this year.

The historical setting for the movie is 1836 - 1840. Though Victoria is remembered as long reigning dour widow who spent most of her years dressed in black, this movie seeks to uncover her early life and recall her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert.

Photo by Liam Daniel

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend are stunning in both their acting and in their costumes. We got a couple hour's worth of entertainment as well as a great history lesson for about $3. While the movie is rated PG, we found it to be wholesome and redemptive in nature.

The royal wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on February 10, 1840
Picture is in the public domain


Jess said...

Oh Jacque! This is one of my favorite films and I couldn't wait to own it.
Actually, when it first came out we went to the theater to see it. Well, it was soon after my surgery and neither of us thought ahead to the fact that the seats may be too uncomfortable. Two thirds through, I had to get up and stand at the back of the theater to take pressure off my new hip! Still, the story, acting, set and costumes were totally engaging and I didn't mind standing =).
Another thing we have in common...a love for good films! Gee, we must be sisters from the same Heavenly Father!
Have a great weekend ~

Jacquelyn Stager said...

'morning Jess! I loved the part in the movie where after they had that terrible argumentative scene (it's all about ME) then they had the near tragedy and realized they valued their relationship more than self. This was so realistic to true life...much more so than Hollywood normally portrays love! I want to see it again. Maybe we SHOULD go ahead and buy it!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Ok, you are making me want to rent a movie! Where's the popcorn? Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

Oh thank you for the heads up on a great movie. They are so few and far between. I can't wait to see it. Thanks!

Jess said...

Hey Friend,
How is your Sunday going?
Wondering how you're doing and wishing we could just get together for a cup of coffee and a little chatter. =)