The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Filed under : historical, review

Being I was in the mood for a period piece, I accidentally stumbled upon this one. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about it but also a little curious. So, I decided to check it out — I’m glad I did.

Apart from an all-star cast (including Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson), this film had a great storyline depicting the way families rose to power in the Middle Ages. It showed how they would do almost anything to preserve money and power in the family despite the costs.

(Note: If you’re a history buff (like me), there are a lot of different elements presented that reflect how these aristocratic families managed their money and power — very interesting stuff.)

Throughout the film, there were many twists and turns. At first, I thought the characters and the outcome would be predictable. But, as the movie progressed — I soon realized I was mistaken.

At times, I was surprised at the outcomes of certain situations. I especially enjoyed the very end which had a slight twist explaining how the power shifted from family to family.

(Note: For those who saw the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about — the last frame at the end was a bit of an “a-ha” type of moment for me. It explained so much. Great stuff for those who enjoy history!)

Now, I’ll be honest — this movie is not for everyone. If you’re not really into historical pieces, it may be a bit dry. I think to really enjoy the film and really understand it, you have to have an interest and passion for history. If not, it may not be as entertaining.

Overall, I liked the film. It had a great cast and storyline with many twists and turns — it captured my attention until the end. And, it taught me a little about history which is a plus in my book.

If you enjoy period pieces and you’re in the mood for a historical type of movie, I do recommend this one.

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Happy movie watching!

(Note: For those who saw the film, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on it. Thanks for reading!)

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