I was really looking forward to seeing The Young Victoria on the big screen, and thanks to it's three Oscar nominations, it's back in theatres.
One reason Grandma J wanted to see The Young Victoria is to disspell the image of Queen Victoria as a strict,
Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt is next in line to ascend the British throne. Victoria's uncle, King William ( Jim Broadbent) is dying and her mother, the Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson) tries to control access to the young Victoria. as a side note, Victoria banishes her mother once she becomes queen.
In the meantime, the powers that be try to arrange a romantic connection between Victoria and her Belgian cousin Albert (Rupert Friend). She is clearly not having any of this, but agrees to stay friends with Albert and allows him to correspond with her when he returns home.
After her coronation at the age of 18, Victoria goes through attempts to control and persuade her during a period of world-changing events. Victoria is a fast learn of the ways of politics, relying on the advice of the Prime Minister and Albert.
The Young Victoria takes you through a historically correct period. She does find true love and marry....that's all Grandma J is gonna say about that!
Grandma J loved the beautiful period costumes and pageantry of this movie. It's an artful, romantically historic biography. Emily Blunt really brought young Victoria to life.
Yes, this is a five crown movie! Go see it while it's back in theatres.