Last night I saw a great movie, The Other Boleyn Girl. You might remember from history class about Anne Boleyn who was tried and killed by her husband who was on the quest for a male heir and disposing of wives who couldn't give that to him. Well, apparently there was ANOTHER sister, Mary, who was actually the mother of Queen Elizabeth ( the first - not the current queen ).
This movie is the tale of the lives of the two sisters. The acting is all in all pretty good, but Natalie Portman doesn't really come off evil enough to justify all the madness that ensues. Scarlett Johansen really does a great job though ( typecast anyone? ) of being the simple good-girl sister. The real stars of the movie though are the costumes. There are more costume changes in this movie than any other I've seen in as long as I can remember, each one more beautiful and jewel toned than the previous. They really POP against the background of Tudor England with all that drab weather and grey stone. Look for an Oscar Nom in a year for best costumes!!
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