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Mrs. Brown

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Tender royal period drama about friendship and loyalty.

Movie PG 1997 101 minutes
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Brilliant performances from the two lead actors -- Dench and Connolly -- as well as a witty, intelligent script make this a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking movie. The development of the relationship between Queen Victoria and John Brown is a fascinating study of two worlds colliding and of the strength of platonic (or so we are led to believe) love.

The quiet chemistry between Dench and Connolly is compelling while the historical settings and true story factor will leave you enlightened but intrigued to know more -- at the time there was speculation over a sexual relationship between the Queen and Brown, and even a secret marriage, hence the title Mrs. Brown. There is also much to inspire discussion over the role of the monarchy and associated privacy rights -- both then and now.

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