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03 May 2010 @ 08:38 pm
The Young Victoria  
Did anyone else watch The Young Victoria and find it rather...slight? I can't put my finger on it; I quite enjoyed watching Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend, but I felt as though they had hardly anything to do. As though the film forgot to show me Victoria and Albert falling in love, except through filmic shorthand (as with the way she floats toward Albert as if on a dolly, at the ball).

Maybe I just like my love stories dense?

(Also, argh, they repeated that whole "costume dramas are so stiff and boring, except for this one of course" thing. Why do we have to keep going through this every. single. time?)
 
 
 
litlover12: HPlitlover12 on May 4th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
It is so weird that you just said that -- I watched it with my cousin this weekend, and "slight" is the exact word that came to my mind!!

It was gorgeous to look at, and I liked the acting, and Victoria was a fascinating character (though I wonder if she would have been QUITE that headstrong as a young girl), and I want Harriet Walter to follow *me* around and give me sensible advice for all of my life crises. :-) But, yes, the story was never that strong, and finally just petered out altogether. I never knew that throwing yourself in front of a gun was a sure cure for marital tension, for one thing!
tempestsarekind: margaret hale does laundrytempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
(Hee, your icon! I love it.)

And that is peculiar--glad to know I wasn't alone in thinking that!

I never knew that throwing yourself in front of a gun was a sure cure for marital tension, for one thing!

Argh, I KNOW. That was supremely irritating to me--Albert is not going to be able to jump in front of a gun every time they have a disagreement about his role. You kids need to work this out!

Also, the film needed more Harriet Walter. Fact.