The Other Boleyn Girl

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Plot

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.7/10 (39,368 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director:
Justin Chadwick

Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

Storyline
A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Writers: Peter Morgan, Philippa Gregory

Cast:

Natalie Portman

Anne Boleyn


Scarlett Johansson

Mary Boleyn


Eric Bana

Henry Tudor


Jim Sturgess

George Boleyn


Mark Rylance

Sir Thomas Boleyn


Kristin Scott Thomas

Lady Elizabeth Boleyn


David Morrissey

The Duke of Norfolk


Benedict Cumberbatch

William Carey


Oliver Coleman

Henry Percy


Ana Torrent

Katherine of Aragon


Eddie Redmayne

William Stafford


Tom Cox

Rider


Michael Smiley

Physician


Montserrat Roig de Puig

Lady in Waiting


Juno Temple

Jane Parker

Taglines:
The only thing that could come between these sisters… is a kingdom.



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Japan] |
Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 29 February 2008

Filming Locations: Bath, Somerset, England, UK



Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,203,061
(USA)
(2 March 2008)
(1166 Screens)

Gross: $26,814,957
(USA)
(20 April 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Anne Boleyn was hardly the quickly discarded failure that she is portrayed as. She had over 250 personal servants, and a reputation as a lavish spender. Several important people were executed because they didn't like her.

Goofs:

Anachronisms:
When Anne makes her speech on the execution block, a painted metal drainpipe, with metal bands fixing it to the wall, is clearly visible behind her.

Quotes:

Mary Boleyn:
[Refering to the Queen]
The crowds are with her.

Anne Boleyn:
[Confidently]
The crowds have no vote.



User Review

Eh… Nice costumes and sets

Rating: 6/10


If you want a good movie about Henry VIII and Anne Bolyen, rent Anne of
the Thousand Days. That was a film that used history to tell a story
about real people who had a love to change a nation.

In this version of the eponymous Phillipa Gregory novel, historical
inaccuracies abound. Approximately fifteen years are compressed into
two hours with no indication time has gone by except for various
babies. None of the characters ever change or grow any older. The
characters in this movie are completely one-sided. Anne is ambitious.
Henry is a womanizer. Mary is simple. No one has any complexities. The
sisterly rivalry plays out like an underdeveloped soap opera.

On the other hand, the film is engaging and the costumes lovely. Same
with the gorgeous palace settings.

Eye candy it is. Truthful or realistic it isn't.