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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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The history is by Mills & Boon, the visuals are wall-to-wall frou-frou. Add the banality-packed dialogue ("Even a palace can be a prison") and some substandard mise-en-scène, and we feel like crying, "Call back Merchant Ivory!"
If you like this sort of movie -- and actually, cards on the table, I like this kind of movie -- you will not be sorry you saw it. But you will not come away from the experience feeling that you've seen Victoria, young or otherwise.
It's a muddled but plush experience overall, and if you're a royalist completist or a historical romantic, you'll probably have a decent time. As much as Blunt may have wanted the role, though, I'm not sure it suits her.