In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.Written by
The film is based on Dr. John Guy's biography "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart", and centers around the theory that the two may have met, and looked each other in the eye as they contemplated their kingdoms' fates. History buffs have objected to Guy's theory that the two met up. Guy told Deadline Hollywood that six years ago, "an auction house possessed documents that indicated the two complicit, yet warring cousins, had a meeting that was in the cards." See more »
The movie spans about sixteen years. With the notable exception of Queen Elizabeth who is seen to suffer from a severe skin problem which gradually improves, the main characters do not seem to age during the sixteen years. They do not grow gray hairs, gain or lose weight, have changed hairlines or appear to walk with any less agility. See more »
Your beauty, your bravery, now I see there's no cause for envy. Your gifts will be your downfall!
Should you murder me, remember you murder your sister... and you murder your queen!
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Artistic license, yes - but, still an entertaining story. Beautiful cinematography.
Glad I saw the film before I read the user reviews. Yes, I was disturbed briefly by the preponderance of non-Caucasians in both the English and Scottish courts - but, the actors were capable - so, I accepted the convention (just like I would in the theater). Though probably 'period' - the full-bearded, clothed entirely in black courtiers made identification of individual characters nigh impossible. And yes, artistic license is taken with historical fact - but, the suppositions supported the story being told.
On the plus side: I was not bored. I thought that Saoirse and Margot both did a reputable job in their roles. The cinematography was breathtaking. The director was very clear with how she wanted images to tell her story. My wife and I both enjoyed this film. I would recommend moviegoers to see it and make their own assessments.
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