Thursday, January 8, 2009

Movie to Watch: The Duchess

I like Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes as actors in general. Their roles in the movie "The Duchess" were outstanding.

My daughter and I watch this movie together, but she doesn't like it as much as I do. Generation gap has to do something with her decision. She just couldn't take the idea of living a miserable life due to duties or roles.

On the other hand, I can totally understand and feel for the Duchess of Devonshire. She has no choice but accepting her destiny, and lives her life accordingly.

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Keira Knightley plays Georgina, and Ralph Fiennes plays William, the cold, rudeness Duke. The main purpose for their marriage is to have a male heir! The Duchess produces two daughters causing her husband much embarrassment in the society that only valued men.

Though the Duchess is quite a controversial figure who involves in politics and theater, much loved in the public eyes; she lives a miserable life at home with a loveless husband.

In the YouTube above, Princess Diana's life has been linked to this movie, and I found it refreshing with the close comparisons. Watch this trailer to find out if the movie is for you.

She has the quiet strength that I admired, and her endurance is quite remarkable. I don't know if I could take the torments that she had to go through.

I only get to watch a new movie every so often, and the Duchess is a great one to watch, wonder, and think about.

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  1. Brilliant film, great write up here. Have you seen The Other Boleyn Girl?

  2. Hmnn..I might watch it! I loved Keira and her acting style!

  3. Hi BC I like you don't get to watch movies very often...will put this on my must see list, excellent review


  4. Glynis--No, I haven't, but plan on getting the Other Boleye Girl soon.

    Mys--It's a good movie!

  5. I haven't seen this movie, but I'll look out for it. It does look good.

  6. I will put this on netflix for sure

  7. Dabrah--Good to hear from you! Hope everything is great with you..

    Brando18--Get your wife to watch with you. It should be good..


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