Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Movie: #11 The Queen

The Queen
5 out of 5
Block Buster
No wonder Helen Mirren won the best actress award. She was absolutely marvelous. This movie takes place the during the week of Princess Diana's death. The movie depicts the behind the scenes wrangling between the royal family and Tony Blair in how the family was going to handle the funeral of the People's Princess versus the fact that she was no longer a royal. How much influence Blair had and how torn the queen was between duty and being a grandmother. I hope that Queen Elizabeth had as much compassion as the film depicted, but I have a new dislike for Prince Phillip - what a jerk.

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