A well made biopic that does its best to spice up Queen Victoria’s story, and succeeds as much as is possible. Emily Blunt does a great job with the title role, Rupert Friend manages to make Albert as attractive and interesting as he can (which is not overly, but that’s Albert for ya). Bits and pieces of the story are embellished to make for a more interesting story, but as someone who (obviously) doesn’t find Victoria terribly thrilling, that was fine with me. It’s a generally well made, standard mass audience biopic. Sandy Powell’s costumes are well made and really pretty, and I think will convince previous haters of the 1830s that there is much that can be attractive!
The costumes are beautiful, but I wasn’t that thrilled with the movie’s plot. A lot of it was inaccurate and rather boring.