Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Other Boleyn Girl

decent period piece with good performances

the story of anne boleyn and her bewitching of king henry is pretty interesting. this portrayal almost pulls it off, but not quite. the chemistry, or lack thereof is an issue. its hard to understand anne's motives, as well as king henry's. i really like eric bana and natalie portman... that's the main reason i was drawn to this film in the first place. there are lots of hollywood type cliches, such as: the wise mother who sees through all the material bullshit. the jealous sister, evil uncle, and so on. the film is decent, nothing more though. i woulda loved to see some blood and guts when anne and her brother were beheaded though. but it was not to be.

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