The Other Boleyn Girl ~ Pinoy Reviews

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

I have just watched this movie on Blu-ray (which of course if you've been following my blog you'll know that I love everything HD). My only reason for watching this movie is because of Natalie Portman, one of my favorite actresses and the reason behind my internet nickname "natalie".

The Other Boleyn Girl is I think a novel based on Anne Boleyn's life. I actually know something about Anne Boleyn even before I took it up during my college Seminar classes since I had a habit of reading when I was a kid.

I can't really say if the movie is accurate based on history but it did got me curious enough to look up King Henry the VIII's life on our aging Britannica Encyclopedia. Based on my reading, it seems the movie is accurate enough since according to Britannica, Anne Boleyn was the sister of one of Henry's mistresses.

The story does not so much dwell on history but more about family during England's old days. I'm just giving the movie a 3 out of 5 star. Not really worth buying an original DVD over but if you happen to see it available on your local video store, it would be worth a watch.