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The Duchess (2008)


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3.5 out of 10 The Duchess
janette from Dublin, 16 Jul 2009
Enjoyable even though it is a sad film - folks making the best of a bad lot and all that. The dialogue is a bit modern in places.Tthe story is a poignant tale with more than a passing reference to the similarities between Princess Diana and her ancestor Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess (played by Keira). The cast were good - Ralph Fiennes was excellent playing the unsympathetic Duke of Devonshire. Beautifully filmed and wonderful costumes.
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4.5 out of 10 Stunning!
Lyn from Cork, 21 Mar 2009
This is a stunning and beautifully filmed real life drama. The story is amazing and the backgound where it plays out is just perfect. The actors are at the height of their game and really make you realize how far women have come since the C18th. Princess Di's life has huge parallels with her ancestor Georgiana's - not to be missed.
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4 out of 10 duchess
Mary from Cork, 15 Oct 2009
loved it. great actors, costumes, sets etc. special interest to me as I am living not too far from the present Duke of Devonshire's land. actually neighbours. Lands "given" by Elizabeth 1. in the good old days....won't start on the gentry but they never had it so easy back then.all very interesting and a film well worth a watch.
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3.5 out of 10 Surprisingly good
Mark from Dublin, 21 Jun 2009
Thought this would be more chick flick than period drama but it was very good and the story quite shocking considering it is based on a true story Knightley does what she does best in the whole period gig not too worried about typecast is she well worth a watch
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3.5 out of 10 Not bad at all
Thomas from Limerick, 19 May 2009
I thought this would be a rather dull period costume chick flick yawn, but it's really rather good. Well acted, looks great ( costumes, sets, etc. ) Well worth a look. I surprised myself by liking it, even though it lacks explosions and vampire aliens.
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What's it about....
In The Duchess Keira Knightley will play the 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. An ancestor of Princess Diana, she lived an extravagant, profligate and promiscuous life of political and romantic intrigue, becoming an important powerbroker amid Britain's ruling elite but also running up catastrophic gambling debts. She was alternately feted and reviled, and widely caricatured by the popular press.








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