The Other Boleyn Girl

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Released 2008

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Director:
Justin Chadwick
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG-13
The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical dramatic film directed by Justin Chadwick adapted from Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name that centers on the intrigue and drama of the relationship between the hedonistic King Henry VIII of England (Eric Bana) and the infamous Boleyn sisters, the one-time mistress Mary (Scarlett Johansson) and ill-fated second wife Anne (Natalie Portman). Despite her family’s machinations to have the older Anne catch the king’s eye, it was initially the married Mary Henry desired. However, when Mary’s frequent sidings of her lover’s rulings leads to Anne feeling betrayed, the manipulative Anne campaigns to become the object of her ruler’s affections. As she manages to isolate his favors by withholding sexual favors, Anne manages to push for break between England and the Roman Catholic Church, and the banishment of her sister, including her unacknowledged nephew, Henry’s son, to the country. Ultimately, she gains all that she wanted – a marriage to the powerful, passionate, and fickle king. However, her happiness does not hold as her inability to bear a son and Henry’s desire for one begins the slippery slope of Anne’s end.moreless

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  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    A sexy, good-looking political bodice-ripper with an almost flawless cast at the top of its game.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Not content to be a mildly diverting royal bodice-ripper, it spirals out of control into the kind of overwrought dramaturgy that's out of its league.

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Forced to compete for kingly favors, the women were soon rivals, a contest that, in its few meagerly entertaining moments, recalls the sisterly love in "What Ever Happened to Baby ...

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    Love & Romance, Historical, exploring history, period piece, exceptional art direction