Director: Jean-Marc Vallée. Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent. 105 min. Rated PG. UK/USA. Historical.
The year 2009 must have been a sad year for actresses. Bullock got the Oscar, and Emily Blunt was Golden Globe nominated for her acting skills in ... this? As Queen Victoria, Blunt does not have the facial features of royalty (compare her to Cate Blanchett or Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth), and her acting does not have the range to portray historical characters either. The only thing that keeps this movie going, is the beauty of its art direction, and the eye candy the film provides. I'm giving this a very borderline So-so.