Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Royal Affair 2012

     This is a true 18th century historical drama detailing the love triangle between Queen Caroline Matilde of Great Britain and the royal physician, Johann Struensee of Germany.  Caroline is married to mad Danish King Christian VII.  Because of Struensee’s influence on the King, he is able to begin reforms throughout Denmark.  Conservative enemies use the relationship between Johann and the Queen to their advantage to regain their power.
     Very beautiful scenery, a lot of soap opera drama but you do feel for Caroline, Johann and Christian after they become pawns because of the schemes of Christian’s stepmother, Juliane Marie of Brunswich-Wolfenbuttel.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

137 min, Drama directed by Nicolaj Arcel with Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Cyron Melville.

Blockbuster 2 ½*, imdb 7.5 out of 10, 89% critic 83% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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