Posted by : Ruby Escalona Friday, January 8, 2010


The Young Victoria is a British movie that chronicles the early life of Victoria as she ascended to the throne of England. It shows how she was very protected as a child, not being able to interact with any other children, would need to hold someone's hand as she was walking down the stairs, and had to share a bedroom with her mother. The movie also chronicles how Victoria and Albert had met, and how their love story had blossomed.

This movie was such a blast for me to watch! I love all things England, so was thrilled when I saw that it was showing on a limited engagement at the local cinemas. For starters, I don't really know much about Albert & Victoria, much less gone to most of the famous landmarks that were left in their honor in London, so I came to watch this movie with an open book, willing to learn and understand more about them. Now, that's a disadvantage to me because I don't know which parts are historically correct and which parts were just exaggerated for the cinematography.

The setting, costumes, and actors were very brilliant. The Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace scenes were believable, as were the period costumes at the time. The actors also showed the youth of both Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, as I tihnk most of us only know them as part of history now, and don't give them much thought. Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria? Absolutely AMAZING! Rupert Friend as Prince Albert? HOT! And very, very, very believable! Their chemistry on screen was sizzling! And in some scenes, they managed to make me cry. And bawl. Like a baby. Yes. It's that good.

My biggest surprise in the movie was that Queen Victoria proved to be quite a looker when she was younger! I googled her paintings when she was younger and she wasn't the grieving, rotund widow that is usually portrayed of her. And Prince Albert! Oh my gosh. He was a stunner!! Look through Wikipedia and you'll see how he was when he was younger!

Go and watch this movie, if its showing in your area! I think its in limited engagement only but it's definitely a must-see

10 Responses so far.

  1. Nina says:

    I love this movie! Actually the part where Albert took a shot for Victoria never happened. Victoria was actually hit on the head and Albert never shot.

  2. ~*Ruby*~ says:

    Nina, you addict! You already researched! :)

    Lets go on our British telly show addiction and we'll discuss when we see each other.

    Really now, we SHOULD see each other at least once or twice a month!

  3. Nina says:

    Haha, that would be great! Recommend some good ones for me to download. Have you watched Doctor Who? I hear it's a good show.

  4. I loved this movie too - mostly because they really were in love in real life.

  5. Nickles says:

    I loved this movie! It was adorable!

  6. Kay says:

    shucks! now i have to go watch this.. i love period films too as much as i love The Tudors.. hehe

    thanks for the review.. :)

  7. Hi, Ruby! Where'd you watch this? I must check it out. Thanks!:)

  8. ~*Ruby*~ says:

    @Nina I've seen two episodes of Dr Who waaaay back in 2008 but I had no clue what it was about! I googled it and apparently it's one of the longest running shows in the UK, could you believe it? I'll put that in the list after Robin Hood [tv series] & my much awaited Secret Diary of a Call Girl! Currently waiting to watch Dorian Gray -- Yam's recommended this movie! I also want to see the Edge of Love.. it was on theatres when I was back there too and I'm curious what it's about!

    @Honey -- it was shown on limited engagement in Greenbelt cinemas. But.... since I missed it, there's the good old internet to rely on if you need to watch it :)

  9. Ooh, I really want to see this :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

  10. J. Kaye says:

    Oh! This one does look good!

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