“The Young Victoria”: A Few Thoughts

  • Emily Blunt is beautiful and doesn’t look anything like the real Queen Victoria.
  • The guy who plays the Royal Consort, Prince Albert, is pure eye candy. And he’s not a bad actor, either.
  • Paul Bettany is soooo amusing as Lord Melbourne: quick, give this guy another historical role, pronto! In self’s humble opinion, he in fact stole the movie from Emily Blunt.
  • Emily Blunt is pure, unadulterated sex appeal. More bedroom scenes (kitschy, perhaps, but there you have it) between her and dear Albert would have been great.
  • This movie is not deserving of the 75% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Hubby was smart to refuse to see it with self, for almost four weeks running. It nearly put self to sleep.
  • It seemed rather dis-jointed. Self did enjoy the early early scenes, when the Young Victoria was at the mercy of her Mum’s boyfriend, an evil Irish lord who keeps laying rough hands on her (but not in the way you might think).

At the end of the movie, self thought: Yes, the young Victoria was feisty. But so what?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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