The Other Boleyn Girl  

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Two sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, are driven by their ambitious Father and Uncle to advance the family's power and status by courting the affections of the King of England. Leaving behind the simplicity of country life, the girls are thrust into the dangerous and thrilling world of court life--and what began as a bid to help their family develops into a ruthless rivalry between Anne and Mary for the love of the King. Initially, Mary wins King Henry's favor and becomes his mistress, bearing him two illegitimate children. But Anne, clever, conniving and fearless, edges aside both her sister and Henry's wife, Queen Katherine of Aragon, in her relentless pursuit of the King. Despite Mary's genuine feelings for Henry, her sister Anne has her sights set on the ultimate prize; Anne will not stop until she is Queen of England. As the Boleyn girls battle for the love of a King--one driven by ambition, the other by true affection--England is torn apart.

I liked the movie. I thought it was pretty good. I've heard the book is better though. One day I'll read it.

My favorite scene has to be when Catherine runs into Mary and Anne. She just puts Anne in her place. Although after watching season 1 of The Tudors, I have a soft spot for her. I also liked when Catherine scolded Henry. What was it she said, "All for a girl who denied you." (I tried looking for the quote but I couldn't find it."

Anne was a bitch is the movie. She really made me want to slap her silly and I kept thinking, "You're gonna get yours so enjoy it while you can." And I swear, in the coronation scene, where Anne has her robes, crown and scepters, I almost expected her to starting jumping up and down and laugh all evil like.

As for Mary. I felt bad for her. She didn't want to be Henry's mistress. Then she ended up falling in love with him only to see Anne manipulate her way into Henry's bed. But no matter how horrible Anne was to her, Mary stuck up for her sister.

I give this movie a B.

And Ames, your man Eric Bana was pretty hot in the movie. I think he needed more screen time for sure.

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I watched this last night also and I enjoyed it. I thought Natalie Portman was fantastic - who knew you could be such a manipulative and ambitious woman and then realize everything is your fault and be undone by the results.

I'm enjoying the Tudors because the story is being told with the time frames almost in tact. Meanwhile this movie flew through years in a matter of minutes.


I don't watch The Tudors but man did I love this movie. I cried at the made me sick to my stomach though how evil Natalie Portman was. This is the first movie I've ever liked that had Scarlett Johansen in it, I think.

He was super hot!! I wish there were more love scenes. *snicker*

But I did have to laugh at how corny his scene with Scarlett was. With the music and everything, it was too much.

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