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Saturday, December 26

The Young Victoria groundswell

The Young Victoria was released in the US in limited release on 18th of December. Unfortunately, I and a mob of Anglophiles attempted to see it yeasterday in Seattle without success.

With so many new movies now released on Christmas day, it has become an event to go to the theater with the family and friends. I have not seen so many people in line for a movie since Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) release many years ago. What a great surprise for a bonnet drama to garner such crowds. I must continue to be contented with the movie trailers until such time I actually can see the real thing.

I will attempt a second showing next week. I hope some of our readers actually got to see The Young Victoria, which has an incredible cast of former Austen actors (Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, Harriet Walter and Morven Christie) outstanding production values and glowing reviews. Emily Blunt has been nomed for a Golden Globe and is expected to also be nominated for an Oscar. Bravo to all involved in this stellar production. Here's the trailer to tide you over until you can see it.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose

10 comments:

Amy said...

Looks FANTASTIC

ChaChaneen said...

I've watched some segments on you tube and it looks GREAT!

Katy said...

This looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it! :)

Marsha Altman said...

I've seen it and I just want to warn you to lower your expectations. It parallels heavily with the movie Elizabeth, which is superior and puts Young Victoria in a pale light. Too much emphasis on the romance plotline and not enough resolution on the themes introduced in the superior first half of the movie.

Lisa said...

I cannot wait to see this and was so excited to get a movie theater gift certificate just in time so that I don't even have to pay!

DarlingV said...

I'd seen this movie a LONG time ago, IT'S FANTASTIC I love Emily Blunt!

Charleybrown said...

This movie is hands down, my fave of the year! Glad to hear that people are lining up to see it!

Nonna Beach said...

I liked the Young Victoria miniseries...I love it that this period movie is so popular !

Maire said...

Very excited to see this movie! Hopefully I can catch it over the new year's holiday weekend.

Shelly said...

This looks so awesome!