First Trailer and Review for Emily Blunt’s ‘Young Victoria’

UPDATE: The first review of the film has also appeared online with Mark Elley at Variety delivering this opening ‘graph:

Anyone who complains they don’t make love stories like they used to will get a kick out of “The Young Victoria,” a biopic of the early years of Blighty’s longest reigning queen and, in particular, her courtship with the love of her life, Prince Albert. Tip-top casting and playing, led by young thesps Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as the royal lovebirds, a succulently crisp script by Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park”) and trim helming by French-Canadian Jean-Marc Vallee (“C.R.A.Z.Y.”) combine in well-groomed, upscale, three-hankie entertainment for the Masterpiece Theater crowd. Pic bows in the U.K. March 6.

The original article now follows:

Yesterday I discussed Michelle Pfeiffer’s Cheri as a 2010 Oscar contender and today we have another film to talk about as the international trailer for Emily Blunt’s The Young Victoria arrives online and gives us our first look at the period piece that was also talked about last year when a formal release date was still not known. The film has a UK release date set for March 6, but nothing for the States as of yet.

The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée whose C.R.A.Z.Y. swept several niche awards back in 2006 and now he is helming a script from Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria following her early rise to power, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

We are also pointed to a large feature article in the “Telegraph” which describes the film by saying, “The abiding image of our longest-reigning monarch as a dour, strait-laced widow is forgotten on the set of The Young Victoria, a vibrant celebration of a joyous and passionate Queen.”

You can check out the trailer directly below.

Thanks to In Contention for the heads up.


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