Reviewed by: Shannon Hammell
Starring: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, David Suchet, Diana Rigg, Patrick Malahide, Roger Hammond, Penelope Wilton | Directed by: John Erman | Written by: John Goldsmith
As both a history major AND history buff, I really found this movie to be a wonderful piece of work. There are some sexual situations and some profanity, but the film makes up for it with its rich, luscious cinematography and historical worth.
The “A&E” miniseries details the brief 20 years of marriage between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The film focuses on the low and high points of the 20 year marriage as well as political intrigue.
This movie is not exactly a Christian film, but it has no anti-Christian material and it depicts Prince Albert and Victoria as two sensible, moral, and Christian individuals. However, Prince Albert is taught by a mentor that one should “marry first and love later.” While this may be valid advice, in this case it nearly cost Albert his marriage (he eventually falls in love with Victoria).
The film also depicts that a sinful lifestyle will lead an individual nowhere, which applies in this case to Prince Edward a.k.a “Bertie”. He is one of Victoria and Albert’s nine children who indulges in a worldly, sinful lifestyle.
Due to some of the content in this film, I’d recommend it to anyone ages 13 and up. There is some sexual situations, light profanity, smoking and alcohol, and a scene of childbirth.