Script: Julian Fellowes
Cast: Emily Blunt, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, Miranda Richardson, Paul Bettany, Rupert Friend, Thomas Kretschmann
Setting: Victorian Britain
The problem I have with films that centre on the British monarchy is that I’m Irish And so predisposed to dislike them. All that pomp and ceremony that exalts the royal person. Bleurgh I hates it. I’m pretty far from a royalist. So there were a few moments during The Young Victoria when my hackles were raised. But for the most part I really enjoyed this film. It isn’t really a film about Victoria as a queen or even an indepth study of her. It is more of a romance story. So fairly light and fluffy.