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Victoria & Abdul (2017, D: Stephen Frears) S: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

Old 09-18-17, 01:13 PM
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Victoria & Abdul (2017, D: Stephen Frears) S: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal





The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
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Didn't England rule by force the entire subcontinent at that time? "Ahh, the Queen was friends-ys with an Indian." This sounds like an apologia.
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Re: Victoria & Abdul (2017, D: Stephen Frears) S: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

Surprised Dame Judith is still acting. Wasn't she going blind? Or was that just a ruse to get out of having to do the Bond films every 2-3 years?
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Re: Victoria & Abdul (2017, D: Stephen Frears) S: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

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Surprised Dame Judith is still acting. Wasn't she going blind? Or was that just a ruse to get out of having to do the Bond films every 2-3 years?
I think you may have Judi Dench confused with Bill Cosby. From what I hear, Dame Judi Dench also rapes fewer women.
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Judi Dench must have a thing for Indian culture with this and the Exotic Marigold movies.
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England has a thing with Indian culture.
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Saw this at TIFF, she was there on stage with some of the other cast after to do a Q&A
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Thanks for the review.
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That poster makes Dench’s nose hole look gigantic.

Saw blade runner today and there must have been fifty 70 something’s in line for this movie.
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Eddie Izzard was great in this movie. He was a massive tool in this movie.
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Re: Victoria & Abdul (2017, D: Stephen Frears) S: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

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Judi Dench must have a thing for Indian culture with this and the Exotic Marigold movies.
It's also a thematic follow-up to "Mrs. Brown" which is one of her best career performances, but also a much better film.
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