The Young Victoria and being transported to warmer scenes of England. The film depicts the early life of Britain's Queen Victoria as she makes her ascent to the throne as well as meets and marries her husband, Prince Albert. For all the dowdy images of Queen Victoria, Britain's longest reigning monarch, this movie revitalizes and romanticizes the Queen's 20-something experience.
The lush green of a British spring and summer, 'scapes brimming with beautiful landscaping and British blooms, laid to ease my chilled self! Simply, I adore this movie. It is a charming love story from start to finish - played beautiful by its actors and finishing in such a way as to pay full tribute to the history of its subject and also leave viewers completely satisfied, if not wanting for more.
Go see this movie for its rich, sweeping orchestral music (I bought the soundtrack from iTunes), the costumes (handsomely designed by Sandy Powell, who did the costumes for Shakespeare In Love), the excellent ensemble cast, and the unique cinematography. Splendid escapism!
Image found here at The Daily Mail.