03 February 2010
Movie Review: The Other Boleyn Girl
"Two sisters, Anne and Mary 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. 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 two illegitimate children. 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." Yahoo Movies
When I decided to go and see this movie, I had not read the story and had no clue really as to what I was going to see. I just thought it was a good chick flick that I might enjoy. I had no idea it was a true story of the lives of these people who made England what it is today. Made me come home and look up my genealogy and see if they are in my line!
All I can say is outstanding! Truly a wonderful job of acting, writing and direction. Definitely Oscar worthy and recommended to all - except children.