I love a good historical movie so grabbed Ro and Jules to see The Other Boleyn Girl with me tonight. I’ve just finished reading the book, which is excellent, but I’ve realised that I know way too much about the period to be able to fully enjoy movies that are not exceedingly historically accurate.
That said, I still really enjoyed the movie. I don’t usually like Scarlett Johansson, but I thought she was good in this movie – not too much pouting required. I also thought Natalie Portman, as usual, was great. I was only disappointed that Eric Bana didn’t have a very well-developed role.
I also thought that the movie seemed like it had been put together in a rush. Editing is a fine art and great transitions and a strong musical score can really make all the difference.
I only know a little about the period, but what I did know affected my enjoyment, but just a little. I thought all three actors were excellent, I like them all…especially Natalie. I agree, Eric could have been given a bit more, but he did well with what he got.