The Queen

The Queen

DVD - 2007
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An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780788870811
0788870815
Branch Call Number: FIC Queen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language

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pokano
Jun 17, 2017

Helen Mirren at her best playing Queen Elizabeth II at the time of Princess Dianne's passing and how the Royal Family completely misread public sentiment. Beautiful cinematography, especially of the Scottish Highlands.

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patch666
Jun 14, 2017

Helen Mirren is such a good actress that she made me hate her in this film>> The queen needs to go !!! what a terrible thing this Faux- Royalty is .

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kpelish
Jun 08, 2017

A compassionate yet unflinching critique of the Royal Family's clumsy and high-handed response to Princess Diana's death. Helen Mirren is amazing as the proud, hard-working aristocrat who slowly comprehends--with help from Labor PM Tony Blair--that times have changed, and the royals need to change along with them. Good re-creation of their gilded world (including some old news footage interwoven); reveals some of how the Queen & PM influence each other. Scotland shines as the scenic background for the Balmoral palace.

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joecarson
Apr 24, 2017

I actually expected a biographical movie about Queen Elizabeth with the beautiful, talented Helen Mirren. Instead, what we got was a rehash of that tired old "Holy Di" overhype, where they took a seemingly decent, all right person, and, based on nothing but "looks," treated her like she was just the "holiest person in the history of the world." A very overrated person.

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rp3276
Nov 24, 2016

Well done.

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Albert1969
Jul 12, 2016

Hellen Mirren at her finest, I highly recommend this movie

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COURIER3
Jul 10, 2016

Excellent. I watched this play out on TV. Tony Blair provided very good advice. Helen a great actor for this role. I recall where i was the night Diana died.

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tenet
Mar 26, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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mooooks
Oct 05, 2015

Not a lot of movies can effortlessly reproduce such incredible and important moments that will forever stand out in time. Mirren played the Queen incredibly! This film also explained how the royal family viewed Diana's death, a side I wasn't very much aware of. It made me happy, angry, and empathetic to their version of grief. Excellent film.

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hoacornell
Dec 23, 2014

Helen Mirren scores an Academy Award Performance as Best Actress for a great film "The Queen". Loved every minute of the film and watching for a second time.

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varaidzo89
Sep 08, 2011

varaidzo89 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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mbazal
May 27, 2010

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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gailygirl
May 02, 2008

gailygirl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2012

(Opening Statement) "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." Henry IV, Part II

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2012

Tony Blair: ...I believe the moment for statements has passed. I would suggest flying the flag at half-mast above Buckingham Palace... and... coming down to London at the earliest opportunity. It would be a great comfort to your people... and would help them with their grief. HM Queen Elizabeth II: THEIR grief? If you imagine I'm going to drop everything and come down to London before I attend to my grandchildren who've just lost their mother... then you're mistaken. I doubt there is anyone who knows the British people more than I do, Mr. Blair, nor who has greater faith in their wisdom and judgement. And it is my belief that they will any moment reject this... this "mood", which is being stirred up by the press, in favor of a period of restrained grief, and sober, private mourning. That's the way we do things in this country, quietly, with dignity. That's what the rest of the world has always admired us for.

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mbazal
May 27, 2010

"It is my duty to serve my people first, then myself."

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mbazal
May 27, 2010

This movie follows the life of the Royal Family dealing with the personal struggles with the death of Princess Diana. Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair struggles to reach a compromise with the Queen about what course of action to follow after the death.

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nadian Aug 14, 2008

Coarse Language: Moment of mature language

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