The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

Victoria : Les Jeunes Années D'une Reine

DVD - 2010
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Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Vivafilm ; Distributed in Canada by Alliance Films, [2010]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE YOUNG
DVD FIC Young resdvd 33164004260597 dvd 37.00 dvdfic 274180 cpy 1 aurora
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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smurglet
Sep 24, 2017

This movie was good and kept me interested, but it focused so much on Victoria's behaviour and so little on her accomplishments.

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kpelish
Jun 25, 2017

Sweetly told and believable about two young people, weighed down by their privilege in some ways, who manage to find true love and an egalitarian marriage with each other. And yes, Emily Blunt is luminous as Queen Victoria.

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tech9
Oct 02, 2016

Wonderful movie with great actors. Classic theme of love and loss. Very entertaining and will watch again.

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breeincolorado
Sep 30, 2016

Great Movie! One that I can watch again and again!

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charmingsonata
Jul 10, 2016

Really surprised how much I enjoyed this movie and how it flowed and kept my attention. Being a big Jane Austen fan, I rank this movie up with some of my favorite Jane Austen classic movies.

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Maggie3000
Feb 16, 2016

This is an amazing movie. Emily Blunt is fantastic in the role of Queen Victoria. Her strong will is clearly shown and couldn't have done a better job. My only problem is that it is to short. They missed a lot of events before Victoria's coronation. If you're looking for more Victoria, read Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 17, 2016

Interesting, enjoyable, well done.

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AWay81
Oct 21, 2015

It was refreshing to see a new perspective on the personal life of a royal family. Despite her inexperience and the challenges she faced (and her strong will), Victoria allowed a man to come into her life to "play the game with her." That unity is what I strive for in my own marriage.

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Nursebob
Dec 27, 2014

Jean Vallée’s sumptuous period piece covers the year leading up to Victoria’s coronation at the tender age of nineteen. Born into a royal house where hidden agendas flowed like wine, the young princess was torn between the wishes of two powerful uncles, a fickle parliament, and a mother who wished to rule as regent until Victoria turned twenty-five. “Even a palace can be a prison...” she laments at one point; but the future monarch proved to be more clever than her distractors gave credit for and went from royal pawn to master player seemingly overnight. She eventually met her match in the dashing Prince Albert, a distant cousin from the house of Saxe-Coburg, and their marriage grew into a most loving and productive partnership. Historical politics aside, Young Victoria is a gorgeously filmed romance in the grand old tradition. Vallée fills the screen with opulent sets aglow in soft shades of crimson and gold while paying the most meticulous attention to costume, hairstyles and jewellery, yet he offsets the grandiose scenery with characters that are fully realized and all too human. Emily Blunt plays the title role with a convincing mixture of vulnerable naiveté and cold determination complimented at every turn by Rupert Friend’s intelligent portrayal of the passionate (and oh so cute) prince. From their hesitant first meetings to their wedding night embraces, Vallée sweeps you up in a romantic flurry of colourful pageantry and candlelit whispers that never disappoints right up to the final credits. A perfect antidote to some of this year’s darker fare.

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BasBar1550
Dec 26, 2014

Excellent historical true love story.

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smurglet
Sep 24, 2017

smurglet thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Delphinium03
Jul 05, 2017

Delphinium03 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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ButeraDrew
Jan 17, 2013

ButeraDrew thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Sep 08, 2011

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Aug 30, 2011

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 06, 2010

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

Princess Victoria: [to her mother] Oh, and if you think that I will ever forget that you stood by silent and watched him treat me thus, you are dreaming!

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Monolith
Jun 05, 2012

Sir John Conroy: "You're too young! You've no experience! You're like a china doll, walking over a precipice--" Princess Victoria: "Well then I must smash! For it's too late to mend my ways now."

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Monolith
Jun 05, 2012

Princess Victoria (playing chess with Prince Albert): "Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will?" Prince Albert: "Do you?" Princess Victoria: "Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board." Prince Albert: "The Duchess and Sir John?" Princess Victoria: "Not just them. Uncle Leopold. The king. I'm sure half the politicians are ready to seize hold of my skirts and drag me from square to square." Prince Albert: "Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can." Princess Victoria: "You don't recommend I find a husband to play it for me?" Prince Albert: "I should find one to play it with you, not for you."

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Monolith
Jun 05, 2012

Queen Victoria: "We will take care of each other, won't we?" Prince Albert: "Always."

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Monolith
Jun 05, 2012

Queen Victoria (sobbing): "I'm so sorry! I thought I was going to lose you!" Prince Albert: "I don't think he was a very good shot." Queen Victoria: "Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?" Prince Albert: "I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not." Queen Victoria: "You are not replaceable to me!" Prince Albert: "Second, you're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath."

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ButeraDrew
Jan 17, 2013

A look at Queen Victoria of England's early life, by British movie productions. Real historic events are shown.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to
.Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter.
an Alliance Atlantis film release

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Delphinium03
Jul 05, 2017

Other: some suggestive material

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