Picky Flicks Pick: The Young Victoria

Wow.

Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’ve got about 30 seconds to get to the next thing and then the next thing after that…even if you didn’t plan for that happen?

Yeah, that was today—unexpectedly and ridiculously full.

So, I’ll have to hold off on my Five Things I promised yesterday, but I did want to offer you a movie recommendation for your weekend. 

young victoria

A couple of fun and funky tidbits, courtesy of www.imdb.com: 1) The very tall green bed that appears in the film cost £25,000 (*mouth drops open in shock/horror*) to build. The Duke and Duchess of Rutland, owners of Belvoir Castle, purchased it after filming, and 2) The floppy mesh bonnet Emily Blunt wears in the garden is the same one Rosamund Pike wears in Meryton when she learns Mr. Bingley has returned to Netherfield in Pride & Prejudice, Catherine Walker wears in the garden with Catherine in Northanger Abbey, and an extra wears at church in Becoming Jane (now that’s a bonnet!).

The Young Victoria (the title refers, of course, to Victoria, queen of England) is an example of a period piece done right, filled with romance, drama, tales of political/royal intrigue, and enough corsets to make it hard to breathe just watching it.  It succeeds, in no small part, because of a star turn by the always-talented Emily Blunt and the genuine chemistry that exists between Blunt and her floppy-haired costar Rubert Friend (who plays Prince Albert). 

If you’re a fan of extravagant costumes (all hail the poofy skirt!), lush, green countryside, and crisp, British accents, this one’s for you!

Go here to read my full review (includes more detailed content information, a critical consensus, and web smileys!!).

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Mine will be filled with Body Combat launch (pics to come on Move-it Monday!), projects, singing on the worship team at church, and (hopefully…hopefully) naps.

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