The Young Victoria
The first hour is diverting, with beautiful costumes and some interesting shot-making, but in the end, the movie tries to do too much and doesn't pull it off. The last five minutes throw their hands up and resort to a montage/title-card mash-up sort of a thing in an attempt to make the whole movie about the great romance between Victoria and Albert — careworn territory that's the least interesting subplot in an late adolescence crammed full of them.
Emily Blunt is quite good, but the writing that wants to examine the conflict between Victoria the monarch and Victoria the wife lets her down a bit. Mark Strong is again a disappointment. Not bad, but should have been better.
Sarah 43, Death Race 15; 12 of 24 categories completed
Tags: Emily Blunt Mark Strong movies Oscars 2010 Death Race