The Other Boleyn Girl
I’m sorry, Natalie Portman. I love you but…
I think I would’ve enjoyed this movie more had I not grown up addicted to the lives of Henry VIII’s wives. The Other Boleyn Girl is 10% fact, 70% fiction, and 20% opinion. Try as I might, I couldn’t bring myself NOT to turn to Elena or Cham (my companions) for my whispered vocal footnotes.
I can’t even begin to enumerate how wonky the story was if compared with real history. It totally belonged to an alternate dimension.
I suppose it could be considered a good fanfic, with Mary Boleyn as its heroine. But if you want a well-depicted period piece, you’ll find that Henry VIII (starring Ray Winstone, Emily Blunt and Helena Bonham Carter) is a lot more (but not exactly) accurate despite its exaggerated romanticism.
At the end of the movie, Elena and Cham mentioned Troy. Don’t even get me started on that…
Beatrice Margarita V. LapaSeptember 2, 2009 at 4:13 am
COMMENT FROM THE OLD SITE:
Allie (http://alliesanswers.com/) says
Have you seen the TV series The Tudors at all? I know it certainly fudges the lines of historical accuracy many times over, but I really enjoyed the first season. It put me in a Tudor phase and I was going to rent this movie, but I’ll rent Henry the VIII instead. Thank you!
July 25th, 2008 at 10:20 am