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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

March 01, 2008

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

129 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Justin Chadwick

Producer

Alison Owen, Scott Rudin

Screenwriter

Peter Morgan

Starring

Story


Based on the best selling novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is an engrossing and sensual tale of intrigue, romance, and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in history. Two sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) Boleyn, are driven by their ambitious father and uncle to advance the family's power and status by courting the affections of the King of England (Eric Bana). Leaving behind the simplicity of country life, the girls are thrust into the dangerous and thrilling world of court life -- and what began as a bid to help their family develops into a ruthless rivalry between Anne and Mary for the love of the king. Initially, Mary wins King Henry's favor and becomes his mistress, bearing him an illegitimate child. But Anne, clever, conniving, and fearless, edges aside both her sister and Henry's wife, Queen Katherine of Aragon, in her relentless pursuit of the king. Despite Mary's genuine feelings for Henry, her sister Anne has her sights set on the ultimate prize; Anne will not stop until she is Queen of England. As the Boleyn girls battle for the love of a king -- one driven by ambition, the other by true affection -- England is torn apart. Despite the dramatic consequences, the Boleyn girls ultimately find strength and loyalty in each other, and they remain forever connected by their bond as sisters.

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"The Other Boleyn Girl" Royal London Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals
Feb 19, 2008
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"The Other Boleyn Girl" Royal London Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals
Feb 19, 2008

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Other Boleyn Girl" is the kind of potted historical drama that's not good enough to take seriously and, sadly, not bad enough to be any fun..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“.."The Other Boleyn Girl" digs up the dirt, buries the truth, and cheerfully watches the queen's head roll once more..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..oversimplified, overheated mediocre melodrama..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]