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Posted October 1, 2010
I'd've been daft not to buy it!
"As Time Goes By" fans will find Dame Judi and Geoffrey Palmer in more subdued roles, but "Mrs. Brown" is one of the finest foreign films available. This people's story chronicles Queen Victoria's friendship with Scottish servant John Brown, whom she allowed, as one documentary put it, to say things to her no other person would have been allowed to say ("I was only speakin' me mind, for God's sake!"). The script does half the work, the stars the other. Billy Connelly, master of music, comedy and Glasgow accents acts with a rare genuine touch, bringing alive a true character. Anthony Sher as Disraeli also does a fantastic job capturing the illustrious P.M.'s personability and ability to capture the Queen's attention through his wit. It's a little like Steinbeck -- people's lives made interesting through great story-telling.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.