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Victoria & Abdul

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NikiBabe Tue 12-Sep-17 15:22:18

Is anyone planning to see this.

I was planning to see it soon but so many things I also want to see.

Got to see Judi Dench!

Toddlerteaplease Fri 15-Sep-17 22:48:49

Just been to see it, really really enjoyed it. Was expecting it to be a bit like Mrs Brown, but it wasn't.

Bejazzled Fri 15-Sep-17 22:54:01

I'm looking forward to it. I heard Dame Judy and Eddie Izzard on R5 live earlier, she was lovely as ever, but omg he was an utter bellend.

Davros Fri 15-Sep-17 22:54:35

We enjoyed it too, nothing unexpected but well made and interesting. . Love Stephen Frears films

dataandspot Fri 15-Sep-17 22:59:50

I read a Guardian review that made this film sound awful and racist.

Foxsox Fri 15-Sep-17 23:00:44

I'm keen to see it
I'm
Intrigued by the reviews above

Toddlerteaplease Fri 15-Sep-17 23:19:40

Data, by our standards the attitudes in it are racist. But buy Victorian standards it's probably fairly accurate. I bet it's actually been toned down a good deal.

Toddlerteaplease Sat 16-Sep-17 08:52:08

Which one is Eddie Izzard?

NikiBabe Tue 19-Sep-17 23:15:16

Eddie Izzard was Queen Victoria's eldest son and heir to the throne, Bertie.

I liked it. Entertaining and interesting. I felt sorry for Abduls friend and wish he could have gone home.

FiveBoys Tue 19-Sep-17 23:18:13

Loved it.

BeatriceBeaudelaire Tue 19-Sep-17 23:22:50

Yes I'm going! Good Food did a segment about it which got me really interested blush

Toddlerteaplease Tue 19-Sep-17 23:40:27

Saw it again yesterday. Just as good second time round. The kitchen staff and maids would never have mixed with the members of the household. So the scenes where they were threatening to resign annoyed me a bit.

MsAmerica Mon 25-Sep-17 22:37:18

I was awfully disappointed. Judi Dench is always a pleasure, of course, and it's a beautiful production - but the movie overall is shallow and heavy-handed.

wisewomanmummy Mon 25-Sep-17 22:40:34

I agree MsAmerica, I think Judy D is very good, but the film lacked something.

FiveBoys Tue 26-Sep-17 04:32:18

There's also this documentary and its available on youtube as well.

www.channel4.com/programmes/queen-victorias-last-love-abdul-karim

ThursdayNextIsMyHero Wed 04-Oct-17 20:00:52

Towards the end of the film, Abdul talks about raindrops and the ocean. It sounded as if he was quoting something. It was a beautiful sentiment but I can't remember it in enough detail to identify it, can anyone help?

MCBeatsandGrindah Wed 04-Oct-17 22:20:27

I think he might have said it was Rumi Thursday but I'm not sure.

HateSummer Wed 04-Oct-17 22:22:45

This is the first movie my 9 year old has asked to watch in the cinema that isn't a cartoon. Will be appropriate for her? She's really desperate to watch it.

MCBeatsandGrindah Wed 04-Oct-17 22:24:51

Yes Thursday it's called Listen, O Drop.

allegretto Wed 04-Oct-17 22:25:29

I've seen the trailer and I feel like I've seen the whole thing - or is it somehow more surprising?

ThursdayNextIsMyHero Thu 05-Oct-17 06:38:34

Thank you MCBeats, that's it.

SchadenfreudePersonified Sat 07-Oct-17 17:30:27

I'd read about their "relationship" sometime ago, and have to admit that untill I picked the book up I had had no idea that she had had an Indian servant/confidant. (Wish I could remember what it was called and who wrote it) It was interesting and I enjoyed it. Don't fancy the film though, despite Judi Dench, but I couldn'tt say why.

Lokisglowstickofdestiny Sat 07-Oct-17 17:35:39

Allegretto it's not much more than the trailers. It's a perfectly nice film to while away some time on the wet afternoon but that's about it.

Liliywil Sun 08-Oct-17 16:44:45

Haven't watched this one. Wonder if its on Netflix.hmm

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