Last week I watched the second film from my Film Bucket List - I didn't love it and wasn't going to mention it but I thought I would do a quick review anyway!
The Other Boleyn Girl
I have had my eye on this film every since it came out in 2008 and have only just gotten round to watching it.
It is based on The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
CAST: Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman
This film tells the story behind the love affair of Henry V111 and his mistress Mary Boleyn and his marriage to Anne.
WHY I WATCHED THIS FILM:
It's a period drama..about Henry V111. What's not to love? It was right up my street from the beginning. I know enough about the Tudors / Henry V111's wives to find my way around a film - however - it wasn't mean to be.
I didn't enjoy it!
I felt like the film needed some background info. It started really soon and I actually had to check that I hadn't accidentally started it half way through. I didn't fully understand the story and I felt like the characters needed explaining and introducing better.
WOULD I WATCH IT AGAIN?
I waited 10 years to watch it! I would definitely Wikipedia the plot first before I give it another watch!