maandag 8 juni 2009

Movie Tip #27 - The Other Boleyn Girl

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne

Description: Two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson), driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana).

Review: The book, by Philippa Gregory, is beautiful. So is the film. It's an intriguing story, full of desires, betrayal, hatred and passion. The costumes are magnificent and the location is gorgeous. And then the acting. Natalie Portman gave away the best performance. As the jealous and vicious older sister she steals the show. She is a great actress, full of emotions. Especially her final scene is memorable. Scarlett Johansson gets better during the film. At the start she's a bit modest, but later in the film she shows a stronger more powerfull performance. Great film!

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