January 26, 2007

The Queen

In the light of all these nominee's for The Queen, I felt like I should comment on it as well. I watched this movie back in Paris, because they weren't showing Marie Antoinette in the cinema. So I didn't have much expectations for it and honestly, I had no idea what it was about.

So I was pleasantly surprised when the movie turned out to be so good. I've never thought of Diana's death from such an angle. I just remember feeling sad that she died and we all watched the tele when they showed her funeral procession and Elton John sang Candle in the Wind. It was interesting to see how the Queen struggled to cope with the situation.
And Helen Mirren played Queen Elizabeth so well too! All the inner struggle, the pride and the dignity was so powerfully conveyed- and she didn't even do it with words! Plus, she LOOKS like Queen Elizabeth! The make-up and hair and everything is just amazing.
Even her co-star Michael Sheen looked like Tony Blair. And I really liked his character too, he was funny yet compassionate and supportive of the Queen's plight while everyone else just didn't understand. Plus, I thought the bond between the Queen and Tony established at the end by Diana's death was really touching. I also liked that the theme of the movie was different from all the usual genre of movie, romance, comedy, save the world etc.

Who would've thought that such a touching movie could be made of a few short days?

15 Comments:

Blogger Janssen said...

I am DYING to see this movie; it looks incredible!

1/27/2007 10:32 PM  
Anonymous michelle said...

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1/28/2007 5:06 AM  
Anonymous kamo said...

i just saw this last night and was quite impressed. all the characters did an amazing job and it was interesting as an american to see this side of things.

i thought the relationship between blair and the queen was less touching and more ironic. he's not the most loved character anymore even though he started off on such a wave of popularity.

1/28/2007 5:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this movie as well. I was only in middle school when Diana died, and it is all such a blur to me now. This movie brought it all back and made me understand the situation a bit more. Great post!

p.s. I second the notion on the post regarding valentine gifts. I am torn on what to get my boyfriend as well lol

1/28/2007 7:11 AM  
Anonymous paris said...

i really wanted to see that movie...but i didn't get to. helen mirren looks JUST like the queen! and the tony blair guy does look just like blair.

1/28/2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Style Editor said...

I have to see this this week. I need an Oscar nom week of movie-watching.

1/29/2007 12:04 PM  
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i LOVED this movie, i thought it would be boring but i was so so wrong.

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