Saturday, March 01, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl is a portrayal of the brutal inner workings of the British monarchy under King Henry VIII. Women are treated as property, penalties for a presumed indiscretion, death. A nasty time in history which makes me glad that those revolutionaries left England. Sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are used by their Father and Uncle to please King Henry to secure the family's future. The whims of the King's affection, and the disinterest of the king in Mary, once she bears him a son, toy with the women's emotions, relationships and, ultimately, their lives.