The Other Boleyn Girl Reviews
However, this version is quite low budget - resulting in sets and props that look quite rural and too plain for wealthy homes of the period, as Tudor nobility were rather into showing off their wealth. So the two have their different strengths and weaknesses. If you want a version that sticks more to the novel, this one is for you. If however you want a sense of the wealth and glamour of the royal court, the 2008 version is better.
Far more historically accurate that the HOLLYWOOD recent Movie. With no greatest pretentions, reaching to catch the attention at the first scene.
BOTH ACTRESSES PORTRAYING THE BOLEYN SISTERS ARE FANTASTIC.
Chapeau!!!! British productions got a quality that Hollywood is missing.
With all the glaringly deficient artwork and scripting being mentioned, I have to say what I thought was the biggest achievement of the movie (and perhaps the intention all along?). I thought the performances were brilliant, especially by Natascha McElhone and Jodhi May. While the former makes you sympathize with the more compassionate, naive and wronged Mary Boleyn, the latter mastered embodying both the bitchy aspects of the ambitious Anne as well as the agony and desperation of her last few years. The love-hate relationship between the sisters was played so well by the two actresses. The nuances in their expressions, the tension between them -- all seem to say more about the entire "love triangle" than the movie could have possibly shown. These two alone redeems the movie.