Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Young Victoria

I saw another great movie over the weekend. I normally don't do a lot of movie posts all at once, but this last film really inspired me.



My editor is the one who recommended the film to me.

"The Young Victoria is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen," he said. "Take Rian."

So, I did.

Rian was wary but went with me to be nice. In the end, he ended up really enjoying it, much to my delight.

The film focuses on the first years of Queen Victoria's rule and her romance with Prince Albert.



It's basically a sparkling history lesson wrapped in a heart-warming romantic storyline. Gorgeous costumes, breathtaking scenery, spectacular architecture, and brilliant acting make The Young Victoria one of the best films I have seen in a long time.





Plus, it really opened my eyes to the astonishing talent of the British actress Emily Blunt, who plays the feisty Queen Victoria.



The 26-year-old has already been nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for this role. I expect an Oscar nomination to be announced soon as well.

I didn't really know that much about Blunt before this film.

I only knew her from The Devil Wears Prada.

But the more I learned, the more I adored her. She's a pretty fabulous gal. One of her best friends is Anne Hathaway. She is engaged to Office hottie John Krasinski. She's gorgeous. Um, what's not to like?







Have you seen The Young Victoria? What are your thoughts on the lovely Emily Blunt?

68 comments:

Barry said...

Well damn, I think I'm the first to post! Nothing to say since I haven't even read this post yet (haha!) but it's great to see you're still breathing Jen. Talk soon hopefully.

xo

Anonymous said...

aw I wanna see it ill be following love the blog hope ull do the same

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I've wanted to see this film; and now even more so. I quite adore Emily Blunt - she's just so posh, sophisticated, and elegant. Not to mention stunning!! :)

Style Artisan said...

No, I haven't seen this, but, boy I sure want to now after such a great review!

Great pictures, too!

Nina said...

I remember watching this on the plane and thinking what a great inspiration Queen Victoria was.

Emily Blunt is gorgeous!

Paul Wynn said...

They just look so clean! Great pictures

Friend in Fashion said...

I'm yet to see this movie - will be sure to check it out :) Emily is beautiful!


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xx

Dylana said...

I really want to see this! I love Emily Blunt!


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MissKellie said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! :D

I can't wait to see this movie, it looks amazing!! Plus, I'm so jealous of Emily, because 1.) she got to wear all those pretty costumes, and 2.) she's engaged to John! :D

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robynxx said...

I watched that on the plane. Nice movie :D

And i totally agree, Emily Blunt is awesome. Love her :D

Inspiration in Italy said...

She is beautiful and this film looks amazing! xx

English Rose ♥ said...

I love emily blunt and the Young Victoria - I want to see it again now!!

Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments dearest - sorry for such a late reply!

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x
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AudreyAllure said...

i will definitely have to check this out :)

Imogen said...

You have really inspired me to see this movie now. The pictures are exquisite- beautiful costumes and lovely backgrounds. I saw Emily Blunt in the Jane Austen book club and after watching that I looked up to see who she was and I too discovered that she is quite famous.

Sara said...

Wow, I should definitely see that!!

Rachel said...

I haven't seen the movie and I doubt I will. But Emily Blunt is absolutely gorgeous!

daisychain said...

I haven't seen this, I want to though..badly.

Liya said...

haha my friend was actually trying to drag me to this movie and i refused, but i just might see it now!

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kpeach said...

I love period pieces and Emily Blunt-I think I need to see it xo

anhesty said...

i'll have to check this movie out!

Eden said...

i saw this movie it's an 8 on 10

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Couture Carrie said...

I love Emily Blunt!

Fab review and pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Leah said...

I want to see this movie... the gowns are fabulous. And I love Emily Blunt. Glad she got this role. I'm definitely seeing this film. Thanks for the review Jennifer. xoxo

Robin said...

Yeah, I only know her from Devil Wears Prada too. Weird that she's gone from assistant-with-a-cold to Golden Globes.

Pippa Artus said...

I cant wait for this in our cinema!!! Looks so good :)
And I LOVE miss blunt :)
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Maria Confer said...

I am dying to see this movie. I adore both Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend!

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Jaime said...

Def want to see it- I love history and Emily Blunt is fabulous!

Iva said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I really want to!!

stephanie renee said...

now i really want to see this movie, thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! Oh how I love Emily Blunt! She was amazing in The Devil Wears Prada and I can't wait to see her in this movie. I liked her with Michael Bublé so much though...but that might be because I wish Pam and Jim from The Office were actually together :P

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CMA said...

i havent seen it but i am so looking forward to the beauty of the weardrobe
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the lovely comments, i really appreciate it

-cma
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Pop Champagne said...

she's got a fair skin, the movie looks great and yeah the costumes definitely look fab!

Sherin said...

I've been wanted to watch this movie for ages. I absolutely love Emily Blunt. Shes a brilliant actress and is so pretty. I first saw her in 'The Devil Wears Prade', but I also saw her on a low budget horror flick, which she was really good in.

Savvy Gal said...

i am so watching this. thanks, J.

Tights Lover said...

I haven't seen it, but the costumes look amazing. I think I'll check it out!

JenBen said...

I love Emily Blunt (ever since Devil wears Prada!) and thanks for the recommendation, I have to see it! Love you!

MJ said...

I loooooove Emily Blunt, but the nerd and Brit in me wonders how realistic the film actually is...

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bijoubijou said...

I love emily blunt - great actress! I def have to see the movie after this post...

xx

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Alina said...

these are amazing photos of Emily, she looks gorgeous in everyone! I do really want to see this movie. And will definitely check it out now.

Thank you for your comment on my blog, means a lot to me : )

Best!
Alina
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MissNeira said...

I love her, she has such a natural beauty..really want to see this now!

OceanDreams said...

This movie looks really really good, now with you confirming this I want to see it even more!! The costumes look amazing and I like Emily Blunt, I have seen her in Devil Wears Prada.

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

I just saw this promo om T.V. and said to myself that I have to see this movie. I looove period films so I'm glad to read that you saw and that you liked it. I know the costumes alone will be a smash! Thank you so much sweetie for stopping by GirlWhimsy and leaving such precious comments!

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michellehendra said...

wow.. i love this post.. so classic and elegant!

xx

Abbey at MilkChildren said...

Ohhh, Thanks for this post! you make me even more excited to hire it. Am doing so this weekend! :)

Ela said...

I love her too! And yes, I definitely wanted to see that!
How are you doing hon?
xo

Londyn said...

I loved this movie and I love Emily Blunt!

The only thing that I didn't like about the movie was that it seemed to end mid-stream and really left me wanting more. I was looking for more of a conclusion or at least another hour of her life! :)

Some Girl said...

AHHH I want to see this movie so badly! And I LOVE Emily Blunt. I loved her dress from last year's SAG. She loooked amazing

Elaine said...

I want to see this too!!!


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dancinginchiffon said...

love her in the devil wears prada....i'll definitely go see her in Queen Victoria as you recommended!

Kristin said...

I only know that she stole my Jim Halpert. Ah ha ha. I'll see that one for the wardrobe alone!

Etrapar said...

great movie ^.^
kisses

Tink in My Closet said...

I would love to see this film!! Emily Blunt is so talented!!

FESI said...

I love it!!!!

Patricia Snook said...

Emily Blunt is beautiful! I really admire her style.

Ooh I've missed your posts, I have'nt had a chance this week to catch up, I'm having withdrawls!!!

xoxo

Jill said...

i just hate that she's engaged to John K.!!! No fair lol

Sophia said...

WOW Emily Blund is beautiful and I love her in the Devil Wears Prada! The Devil Wears Prada is my absolute favorite movie of all time and she is my favorite character in it. Glad you enjoyed the movie and I hope to watch it soon.

Sophia
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Ansley said...

she is so pretty! I really want to see that movie!

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

I've never seen this film but you've persuaded me! Sounds amazing :)

♥ Hannah

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xx

Melanie's Randomness said...

Hey girl, I'm glad you liked the lil thank u video because I really wanted to thank all of you. *hugs*. You are one of the ones that has kept me blogging & I look forward to your next post all the time & I'm glad for your friendship so much. =)

So Emily Blunt is only 26???? Why do I feel like Devil wears prada was like years ago & she HAS TO BE OLDER?? Damnn. I gotta give her credit. I think she's awesome. I can't wait to see this movie & her in the Wolfman. =)

Have a great week!!!!

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cupcake♥trash said...

I'm totally jealous that she is dating john krasinski, never seen the movie but it looks gorgeous.

Bug said...

Haven't seen it, but want to now! What lovely pictures and the costumes are breathtaking!


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The Coffee Cup said...

I want to see it.

I like real stories, particularly those with some sort of historical perspective.

Got to see it... :)

Buenos deseos,
Aquiles

dotie said...

I was quite intrigued by this movie but still had doubts about it..
now I feel like I really need to check out the movie!!
Thanks for the review :)

FIAN said...
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FIAN said...

wew.. more inspiration in there,,just want to know the film,,will watch it soon..
<3

SogniSorrisi said...

I want to see this movie. I think Emily Blunt is beautiful.

Damsels said...

i tohught i recognized those beautiful features .. emily is awesome although ive only seen her in devil wears prada.. i wanted to see sunshine cleaning .. did you watch her in that ?