The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Critic Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.
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as Henry Tudor
as Anne Boleyn
as Mary Boleyn
as George Boleyn
as Sir Thomas Boleyn
as Thomas Howard
as William Carey
as Katherine of Aragon
as Henry Percy
as Lady Elizabeth Boley...
as William Stafford
as Jane Parker
as Thomas Cromwell
as Lady in Waiting
as Francis Weston
as Jane Seymour
as Mary Talbot
as King's Messenger
as Young Henry
as Mary Talbot
as Archbishop Cranmer
as Young Catherine
as Little Henry
as Young Elizabeth
as Young Anne
as Young Mary
as Young George
as Little Catherine
as Mary Tudor
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Critic Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl
Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.
Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets.
A run-of-the-mill costume drama that made me think more about running home and Wikipedia-ing the characters than investing in the story before me.
A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.
Audience Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl
Portman is great and in fact the only one who stands out from the cast, but even though mildly intriguing, it is too bad that this story is made into a slow-paced soap-opera more concerned about melodrama than historical accuracy.
Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir to the throne. The King breaks with the Catholic church when his wife, the Queen cannot give him an heir, in order to marry Anne Boleyn. She gives him an heir, not a son but a daughter - Elizabeth who ruled for 45 years after Henry's death. I love the costumes and drama. Great cast.
Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) in this dramatic & tragic film masterpiece.
The Other Boleyn Girl Quotes
|Katherine of Aragon:||How dare you. [man shouts Katherine, Queen of England, come to court] You want me to creep away and become a nun? Well I shall not. You want me to lie before God and admit my first marriage was consummated, well it was not. You want me to retire and give up my daughter's claim as sole rightful hier to the throne, well I shall not. Not in a thousand years. Not if you rack me to within an inch of my life. I am Katherine, Queen of England. The king's one true wife and mother of the heir to the throne. Beloved of the people and beloved of a king, who you have bewitched.|
|Lady Elizabeth Boleyn:||So, the Boleyn whores, two former ladies of mine. What did I do to upset you, that you should turn against me like this?|
|Anne Boleyn:||You fail giving him an hier.|
|Katherine of Aragon:||And that upsets you?|
|Anne Boleyn:||What upsets the king, upsets me.|
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