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Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Duchess




Last night four of my very dear friends and I decided to go to the movies and grab a bite to eat at the diner afterward. The fact that we all managed to get together on a spontaneous short-notice whim was an amazing feat in itself since the last time we tried to coordinate getting together required at least 100 emails, phone calls and 'Blackberry' text messages back and forth. Sheesh! Well, after seeing The Duchess, I can tell you that this movie does not disappoint. The costumes, scenery and the lovely Keira Knightly are enough reason to see this film. If Ralph Fiennes gave you the creeps as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter, I will tell you that He Who Must Not Be Named has nothing over the Duke of Devonshire, who is portrayed by Fiennes in this movie. Ralph Fiennes is really good at being bad. Keira Knightly is Georgiana Spencer, The Duchess of Devonshire. She is amazing in this role. Princess Diana was a direct descendant of the Duchess and it is amazing how their lives ran parallel to each other. The movie is very beautiful but very sad. The music is hauntingly lovely. I may just buy the soundtrack to listen to on those days when I need to wallow for a bit in a good cry. But just for a bit. -CS ^..^

8 comments:

Tanya said...

I love Kiera and I love period films. I'm also a Ralph Fiennes fan as I find him to be very sexy indeed! I can't wait to see this-glad to hear that you liked it and had fun!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thank you for that review. I have been waffling about going to see this movie, but I think that you convinced me. Have a wonderful weekend. Susan

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Do let me know how you like it!

Lorie said...

Cathy so glad to hear you liked this I am a period piece fanatic, most people who know think I must of lived in this time-can't wait to go see it

Liz said...

Oh good... I was hoping this one would be good. Cannot wait to see it.

dana said...

Well, I will see that one for sure now! I love Kiera and Ralph--what a great cast. It's so wonderful to spend time with your friends--especially when good food and a good movie are involved! dana

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Oh Cathy I love getting to know you and I love your spirit....I too am so fond of Simple Abundance ...gratitude is a great way to live life and that book gives me so much to be grateful for....thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...Jennifer

Karen Howell said...

I saw the movie. I liked It. I love period dramas and go mainly for the costumes and scenery. I love Kiera Knightly. The costumes were beautiful! My favorite movie of hers is Pride And Prejudice. I watch It again and again, every time I see it on Television.