Depicting the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria (Blunt), period piece artfully blends the court intrigues and eventual emotion that led to her marriage to Prince Albert (Friend). Victoria must learn to rule as well as navigate the manipulations of her mother (Richardson) and uncle (Kretschmann), who both wish to be the power behind the throne. Victoria and Albert begin to warm to each other in their mutual dislike of their meddling elders, and love blossoms. Producers include Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, whose daughter Beatrice appears as a lady-in-waiting. Sadly, inquiries concerning Prince Albert in a can remain unanswered as this edition went to print.
The Young Victoria is a well-intentioned film with a talented enough cast and reasonably strong production value that still never quite comes together as anything truly memorable. It’s a film with many admirable individual parts that form a surprisingly forgettable whole. Despite stealing most of the films she's appeared ...Read More