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Parents' Guide to

The Young Victoria

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Queen's biopic is more tender romance than historical saga.

Movie PG 2009 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

Young Victoria was amazing!

What a wonderful true story of Queen Victoria. I borrowed from the library then wound up purchasing a copy and watched it over and over. Great for teens.I like to watch movies like this with my iPad in hand to ask questions like what is a regency etc.. Things not common in the USA .

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age 12+

I loved it!

Really good movie with gorgeous scenery and Cinematography! Even though its a period drama it also has a powerful love story behind it as well which has universal themes to it such as "sacrifice" and "honor." I think most people would enjoy it but younger children and adults may not be into all the politics. No sex, no profanity, and a lot of courage!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is a fascinating biopic. For starters, we've never seen Queen Victoria quite like this before: a flirty coquette deeply determined to learn how to rule and years away from mourning. And the circumstances behind her ascendance to the throne are intriguing. Blunt's performance is steeped in wit and whimsy, saving it from the stuffiness that sometimes grips dramas about historical figures. (Though only just: Some moments play like British History 101, stringing important royal milestones together to speed the story along.)

But as intriguing as its subject may be, The Young Victoria really ought to be re-titled The Young Victoria and Albert. Though the movie delves into politics, it's really more of a sweet romance chronicling how the two met and fell madly in love. The times may have been Victorian, but the marriage was quite modern: Victoria and Albert worked in tandem and strove to bring out the best in each other. It's wonderful to witness, but in the end, the audience is left with the feeling of having watched two different movies: a historical drama in the first half, a youthful romance in the other. Instructive as the former may be (despite moments that suffer from slack pacing), the latter is far more bewitching.

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