Title: The Young Victoria
Released: 6th Match 2009
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Genre: History, Romance, Drama
Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)
About: A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Review: I absolutely adore this film.
I haven’t seen it in ages, but then I saw it come up on my Netflix suggestions. And I was just like well okay then I’ll have to rewatch it now.
I forgot just how good this film was though. It’s an absolute gem of a film.
The more you watch it, the better it gets.
It has great performances, it’s beautifully original crowd scenes and dynamics are shot so vividly. The soundtrack is absolutely perfect as well, it grabs you right from the start, fusing classical themes into an original score.
What I also loved was that it was a clean romantic story, there was nothing overly sexual in it, which I appreciated.
I was actually sad when it ended, I just wanted it to keep going. It was like reading a book that you can’t put down.
I actually didn’t know a lot about Victoria, I knew she got married to Albert -who died young (sorry for the spoiler) and that she mourned him after that. But seeing the circumstances that she grew up in was fascinating.
I love a movie that actually tells me what happened in the past, in a fun and enjoyable way.
The only thing that I will say is that I kept wishing that I could see more of the story. I would love a sequel, although it’s probably too late now.
I’ll just have to learn more about the history of Queen Victoria myself.
Although it won’t be the same as having Emily Blunt play her. I mean she was so perfect for the role. Well, the whole cast was perfect.
It couldn’t have been any better than it was.
I might have to rewatch it before bed (and yes I have already just seen it)! But that just shows how much I love it.
And I’m sure you will too.
If you have Netflix then make sure it’s your next film of choice.
It’s absolutely amazing!
Just remember that there is one drawback with this film and that’s that you will want to see so much more!