Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Young Victoria





Warning: This post features gratuitous shots of Rupert Friend.

Today I was going to go absolutely batty if I didn't score some 'me minutes'. I chose to spend these hard earned 'me minutes' by going to the movies. By my standards, this is one of my favourite solo time pursuits. I love watching movies at the cinema by myself. I don't get to do it often these days, so it's totally luxurious.

If you have been reading PMM for a while, you might know that I love love love to love love love a beautiful period piece. There's eye candy a-plenty with Rupert Friend cast as Albert, and the beautiful Emily Blunt as Victoria. The costuming delectable, and the setting - when do I move in?

With Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York) as part of the production team, it's such a visual feast. I was devastated when the credits began - I just wanted more (second serve of Rupert, yes please). Watch out for Princess Beatrice taking a turn as an extra too.

You can read a BBC interview with Emily Blunt here.

12 comments:

Amber said...

Oh wow, my urge to catch this flick has increased a lot after coming here. It all looks grand. Pleased you enjoyed your 'you time'..xxx

Gillian said...

Hmmm...sorry, I can't get past the mo and the sideburns.

Anna said...

Oh I thought I'd like this film but I wasn't sure, now I definitely want to see it. Better book in the Grandparents for some babysitting time :)

Leah1517 said...

Oh I saw Beatrice in one of the scenes and thought "hey! She looks familar!" but didn't give it any more thought. Very good pick up.

Cindy said...

Sometimes, especially with children, absence really does make the heart grow fonder, and who better to spend a bit of time with than you. Hope you are re-charged for the week.

Christina Lowry said...

Oooooh, so many movies I would like to go see and now I have just added this one to list! Wonder if I can convince hubby to baby sit one day soon while I go see movie by myself....

:)

Laura Jane said...

Wasn't it the most glorious film?

I echo all of the above. The casting was superb.

I could have sat down straight away and watched it all over again

Catherine said...

I'm going to see this tomorrow night and can't wait I'm a sucker for period pieces! It sounds good and I agree movies solo is truely one of the good things in life. I don't know why but it feels quite freeing! Hope you enjoyed your me time

Mrs Charlie said...

I just watched this film as well. It's great! I loved it and surprisingly want to own it.

flossy-p said...

Ah, sounds gorgeous. And that last photo...arhhh.

kris said...

Oh... the floppy hair... dear god...

Linda said...

I can't wait to see this I am crazy for a period piece too! I will probably have to wait for the dvd though, Rupert is a bit yummy isn't he