mercredi 13 mars 2013

A Royal Affair — Intrigues, machinations, and a queenly love affair in the 18th century — 7*/10

A Royal Affair is what is says, a royal indiscretion. Wether or not it's matches real events is beside the point, the end is as predictable as history.

That being said, the rest of the story is quite interesting, especially the evolution of the king and his portrayal. The sets are superb, the costumes are rich, and the score well made.

However the intrigues and machinations should have played a bigger role, and the love affair felt almost like an afterthought. The result is a certain lack of focus.

If you like sad historically based movie about kings and queens, you'll like it.