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The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 115 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Chadwick
  • Written by: Peter Morgan, Philippa Gregory
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, Ana Torrent, David Morrissey, Eddie Redmayne
  • Website: www.theotherboleyngirlmovie.co.uk

The 'hidden history' of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne, the second of Henry VIII's six wives. Playing the Boleyn girls, Portman and Johansson are cast against type in less-than-thrilling sibling rivalry, while the usually excellent Bana (as the King) simply looks fed up. But rather than the cast it's probably Peter Morgan's undercooked adaptation of Philippa Gregory's overheated novel that's to blame.

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The Other Boleyn Girl

28 Feb 20082 stars

ADAPTATION/ROMANCE (12A) 114min This clumsily abridged adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novel fills in the ‘hidden history’ of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne, the second of Henry VIII’s six wives. According to this take on the 16th…

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