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    September 12, 2008


    English (U) 11 September 2008

     Columbia Pictures (Sony)

    Running Time:
    approx. 115 minutes

    Director: Justin Chadwick

    Alison Owen

     Peter Morgan, novel by Philippa Gregory

     Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Mark Rylance, Kirstin Scott Thomas

    Two sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, are driven by their ambitious Father and Uncle to advance the family's power and status by courting the affections of the King of England. Leaving behind the simplicity of country life, the girls are thrust into the dangerous and thrilling world of court life--and what began as a bid to help their family develops into a ruthless rivalry between them.

    My Verdict:

    Green Tea says:

    Let's learn some history regarding King Henry The Eight, which ruled England in the early 16th century, about the same era when Malacca fallen, Reformation and Renaissance event happened. The choices of actors and actress for this movie is unique. Eric Bana as the king, Natalie and Scarlet for the sisters of Boleyn, notably famous for been the wife and mistress of the famous King Henry VIII, known for his persona and womanizer, literally. Please do note that none of them are British, no absolute British accents here, so weird as it seems. The casts were okay okay, nothing brilliant but their perfomance are acceptable. Natalie was awesome for been the aristocratic woman, but Eric as King is too weird to be true.
    The events in the movie, based on the writing of  Philippa George...too bad, its screenplay is too sluggish and the arrangement is nevertheless less exciting and oddly presented. It is not a pure romantic movie, neither does it tell much about the sister's departed ways due to their shared passion over the king. Too bad it is not a literature classroom with Shakespeare in it. Just some underwritten plots spoiled some of it. Nevertheless, it should be an exciting ride to learn about history.
    CAST -3.0 stars
    STORYLINE - 2.5 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.5 stars
    EFFECTS - what effects?
    an overall >> 3.0 stars


    1. pity. i was so looking forward to watch this but since u said it sucks.. then i would just get the book.

    2. i watched today...all i can say is, "the boelyn family are really THAT messed-up man..." huh


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