Sunday, March 02, 2008

Must have slept through history class methinks....

Trent and I desperately needed a break today. I'm thinking that might be slightly obvious after the last post. Since we are both big medieval/Tudor history geeks we decided to check out "The Other Boleyn Girl". While standing in line to get our tickets I overheard the young girl behind the counter explaining her take on the plot to an inquiring woman who was curious as to whether or not it was a worthwhile flick. No word of a lie, these were her very words:

"You's about those two royal daughters who or something. You's based on that old Shakespeare play...."

That left me wondering, as we sat there watching the movie, exactly how many people sat there in shock at the ending when Mary's request for her sister's reprieve is denied and Ann gets her head chopped off by a French swordsman.

If you are a history buff, do not check out this movie as it is rife with historical inaccuracies....but the costumes are pretty.....If you are a fan of Phillipa Gregory's novel by the same title, you too can expect to be disappointed as there are very few similarities between the novel and the movie.

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