Sunday 7 June 2009
Yes, I admit it; I like a good story and a spot of romance. Special effects are all very well, but when a film is carried by that and that alone it gets so tiresome; it does for me anyway. So, Young Victoria really hit the spot, a strong story-line that I could really relate to, the story of a girl becoming not just a queen but a woman in the process, growing and maturing in all sorts of ways, casting off the shadows of a restrictive and claustrophobic past. Emily Blunt was so good in the title role, but she was ably supported by a strong cast of first-rate English actors, including Miranda Richardson as the Duchess of Kent, Victoria’s mother, and Jim Broadbent as William IV, with a barnet straight out of Alice in Wonderland!