Victoria and Abdul (2017)


“Everyone I love has died and I just go on and on. What is the point? ” – Queen Victoria

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Nov 2017)

Brief Synopsis – In her twilight years, Queen Victoria begins a friendship with  emissary from India

My Take on it – When I heard a few months ago that Judi Dench was once again slated to portray Queen Victoria in her later years, I was quite intrigued to see what we would get since she did a wonderful job over twenty years ago in that role in Mrs. Brown (1997).

She shows everyone that she is still such an amazing and commandeering actress even at the age of 83 and will give a lot of younger actresses a run for their money when awards season comes around this year.

The way that the story unfolds is great and we really can believe the budding friendship between the Queen and a simple Indian clerk who are so different in their personalities and the way they act.

They both learn so much from one another and at the same time, the audience also gets so much from their encounters and friendship.

This helps give us a better grasp of who they truly are.

The dialogue is great and written so well that we easily can be fascinated by the verbal debates between many of the characters because they are so intriguing and interesting to watch.

Bottom Line – Dench once again shows how commanding an actress she can be as she recreates and expands on a role that she played over twenty years earlier. The way that the story unfolds and shows us the budding friendship between these two very different people is great to watch because as the characters learn from one another, we get a better grasp of who they each truly are. The dialogue is written really well and it’s great listening to the way the characters constantly debate issues over and over.  Dench might get another Oscar nomination for this role, and she may even have a chance of winning. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When filming began in September 2016, Judi Dench was one month older than the age that Queen Victoria was when she died. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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