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Friday, July 25, 2008

Blu-Ray Watch: The Other Boleyn Girl

There's two ways to talk about this movie. First is as a purely visual experience as pulled off a Blu-Ray disc and onto a decent HDTV. In this case, it's near glorious. The fabrics on the costumes alone will stun you. The settings are excellent. The lighting will give you a range from inky blacks to heavenly lights.

And then, as something other than a demo, the movie is pretty so so. It loosely follows history and The Girl couldn't really vouch for the accuracy with the book, the plot certainly falls under that category of adaptation which feels like it has been chopped into portions and some of the pieces which might have been important left on the cutting room floor.

It's not bad, it's somewhat entertaining, but I think I'd recommend The Tudors for your old English plot twists instead.

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