Sunday, February 03, 2019
Even with my only superficial knowledge of Queen Anne, I know some things in the movie weren't accurate.* But it doesn't bother me here as much as it did in Vice. After all, no one in modern-day England's take on today's affairs will be influenced by this movie. (Though I might feel differently if I was Brit.)
This movie is concentrating on gender, and tackles that age-old question: would the world be different if women were in charge? The answer is no. This woman-driven court is as filled with petulance, whims, sex, influence peddling and secrets as today's Washington.
It's also very, very vulgar. Be warned. A certain word that makes me cringe is used often and conversationally.
But this doesn't mean I didn't also laugh.
By the way, I was surprised by how many boys and young men were in the audience. Yes, I'm sure some were dragged against their will by their girls. But I think Emma Stone has slipped into that Julia Roberts/Sandra Bullock position as America's Sweetheart. (Even if she is playing a very bad British girl.)
*No one kept rabbits as pets back then. Anne's precious babies would not have enjoyed catered parties, but would have been lunch themselves.