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Directed by Shekhar Kapur and staring award winning actors like Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush as well as Clive Owen and Samantha Morton, this Period Drama is a great look at a small period in the life of Great Britain's greatest queen.
Cate Blanchett's portrail of Queen Elizabeth is outstanding as is Geoffrey Rush's role as adviser to the queen, but what else would you expect from these 2 Oscar winning performers. Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh which brings to life this privateer adventurer, and Samantha Morton's role as Mary Stewart also need praising.
Elizabeth's reign is threatened, not only by the Spanish but also by a group of conspirators led by the devious Mary Stewart from her cell in the tower of London. At this critical time along comes Walter Raleigh who sets about charming the Virgin Queen by treating her as a woman instead of the Goddess most people do, but also lends her much needed support. As history recounts, Elizabeth defeats the Spanish and foils the plot to triumph yet again.
This almost epic movie with it's lavish sets and costumes is definitely a good addition to your movie collection and a must buy for all history buffs. A great look into what was a wonderful, outstanding period in history.
Overall rating 8/10
Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good Date Movie
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older