The Other Boleyn Girl

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Overview

Adapted from author Philippa Gregory's historical novel of the same name, director Justin Chadwick's atmospheric period drama follows the fierce competition between sisters Mary Scarlett Johansson and Anne Boleyn Natalie Portman to win the affections of Tudor king Henry VIII Eric Bana. Anne and Mary Boleyn are under pressure from their father and uncle to help maintain the family's rich legacy and ensure their further prosperity by winning the affections of none other than the king of England Eric Bana. But life ...
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Overview

Adapted from author Philippa Gregory's historical novel of the same name, director Justin Chadwick's atmospheric period drama follows the fierce competition between sisters Mary Scarlett Johansson and Anne Boleyn Natalie Portman to win the affections of Tudor king Henry VIII Eric Bana. Anne and Mary Boleyn are under pressure from their father and uncle to help maintain the family's rich legacy and ensure their further prosperity by winning the affections of none other than the king of England Eric Bana. But life in the royal court is far different than it was in the countryside where these two sisters were raised, and before long their bid to earn the love of the king has transformed two once-happy sisters into bitter rivals. At first, it appears that Mary has triumphed in winning the king's favor by becoming his mistress and bearing him an illegitimate child. Despite her early success, however, Mary has underestimated just how clever and cunning her sibling can truly be. Not only does the relentless Anne manage to edge aside her sister in the eyes of King Henry, but she also succeeds in averting his gaze from his wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon, as well. Mary is driven by genuine affection for King Henry, while her sister Anne has only kept up the charade in a desperate bid to become the queen of England. Now, the growing chasm between two sisters is mirrored on a larger scale as England becomes divided more than ever before. As the consequences of their actions threaten to alter the course of an entire nation, these two sisters will ultimately discover that the only place they will find true strength and loyalty is in family, and that no matter what the consequences they will forever be bound by blood.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted and extended scenes; "Translating History to the Screen" - Featurette on bringing the actual historical story and best selling novel to life; "To Be a Lady" Featurette on the life of a lady & court etiquette in 16th century England; Members of the Court Biographies: Go in depth and explore the real lives of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII and others
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • UPC: 043396214507
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,092

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Natalie Portman Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana Henry Tudor
Jim Sturgess George Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas , Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
Mark Rylance Sir Thomas Boleyn
David Morrissey The Duke of Norfolk
Benedict Cumberbatch William Carey
Oliver Coleman Henry Percy
Ana Torrent Katherine of Aragon
Eddie Redmayne William Stafford
Thom Cox Rider
Michael Smiley Physician
Montserrat Roig De Puig Lady in Waiting
Juno Temple Jane Parker
Iain Mitchell Thomas Cromwell
Andrew Garfield Francis Weston
Mark Lewis Jones Brandon
Alfie Allen King's Messenger
Joseph Moore Young Henry
Tiffany Friesberg Mary Talbot
Bill Wallis Archbishop Cranmer
Joanna Scanlan Midwife
Brodie Judge Young Catherine
Oscar Negus Little Henry
Maisie Smith Young Elizabeth
Daisy Doidge-Hill Young Anne
Kizzy Fassett Young Mary
Finton Reilly Young George
Emma Noakes Maid
Poppy Hurst Little Catherine
Constance Stride Mary Tudor
Technical Credits
Justin Chadwick Director
Stuart Brisdon Special Effects Supervisor
Paul Cantelon Score Composer
Mark Cooper Co-producer
Paul Donachie Camera Operator
Paul Gooch Makeup
Matt Gray Art Director
Paul Harris Choreography
John Paul Kelly Production Designer
Paul Knight Editor
Derek Lea Stunts
Karen Lindsay-Stewart Casting
Carol Littleton Editor
Tony Lucken Stunts
Emma Macdevitt Art Director
Kieran McGuigan Cinematographer
John Midgley Sound Mixer
Peter Morgan Screenwriter
Alison Owen Producer
Kevin Phipps Art Director
Lisa Pickering Makeup
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivana Primorac Makeup
Alastair Rae Camera Operator
Nikita Rae Makeup
Ollie Rankin Animator
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Deborah Saban Asst. Director
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Heba Thorisdottir Makeup
Faye Ward Associate Producer
Chrissie Whitney Makeup
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Other Boleyn Girl
1. Chapter 1 [4:37]
2. Chapter 2 [3:00]
3. Chapter 3 [4:40]
4. Chapter 4 [3:37]
5. Chapter 5 [3:54]
6. Chapter 6 [3:37]
7. Chapter 7 [4:53]
8. Chapter 8 [3:16]
9. Chapter 9 [3:45]
10. Chapter 10 [3:26]
11. Chapter 11 [3:34]
12. Chapter 12 [4:47]
13. Chapter 13 [3:08]
14. Chapter 14 [3:29]
15. Chapter 15 [3:23]
16. Chapter 16 [4:20]
17. Chapter 17 [3:42]
18. Chapter 18 [3:45]
19. Chapter 19 [3:40]
20. Chapter 20 [2:27]
21. Chapter 21 [3:51]
22. Chapter 22 [3:39]
23. Chapter 23 [3:10]
24. Chapter 24 [3:56]
25. Chapter 25 [5:07]
26. Chapter 26 [3:11]
27. Chapter 27 [2:40]
28. Chapter 28 [9:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Other Boleyn Girl
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      Audio: English
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      Subtitles
         English
         English Subtitled Commentary
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   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Justin Chadwick: On
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      Deleted & Extended Scenes
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         Mary's First Night
         The Other Sister
         What They Want Is You
         Mary's First Night With the King
         The King's Fortune
         William Asks For Forgiveness
         Stafford Visits Mary
         William Carey Dies
         George Visits Mary at Church
         Anne Needs Mary
         Anne Takes Little Henry
         Alternate Ending
      Members of the Court: Character Biographies
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         Anne Boleyn
         Mary Boleyn
         King Henry VIII
         Katherine of Aragon
         George Boleyn
         The Duke of Norfolk
      Featurettes
         To Be a Lady
         Translating History to Screen
         Camera Tests With Narration By Director Justin Chadwick
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The movie is not as good as the book...

    The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory, was an amazing book. However, this movie based on the novel was disappointing.
    Maybe it's because I know so much about the history of the Boleyn girls with Henry VIII that I am not too fond of this movie. Half of the facts in the movie are incorrect, or at least incorrectly portrayed.
    I know that most people don't purchase a movie because of it's historical correctness. But if you have read, and enjoyed, the book, then do not buy this movie. The discrepancies between the movie and the book are enormous, bigger than most. The movie follows Anne's pursuit of the king more than it does Mary's life and Mary's side of the story, which is what the book is all about. There is no portrayal whatsoever of the love between Mary and William Stafford, and the movie completely ignores the fact that Mary had a daughter as well as a son. Most of the information about Mary, and Mary's pursuit of, then avoidance of, the king are altogether ignored. The movie is so very different from the book that had I not already owned and read the book, I would have thought it a mere coincidence that both the movie and the book shared the same name.
    The actors did a very good job. They all played their parts wonderfully and each seemed to meld with their characters. Natalie Portman played a beautiful and manipulative Anne Boleyn, and Scarlett Johansson was interesting to watch in her portrayal of Mary. The costumes were also very well adapted to the period and accurate. Had the cast been different, I think this movie would have tanked and been forgotten quickly, something an actor would leave off their resumes. But all these actors pulled this movie together wonderfully, to the point where I am almost willing to overlook aforementioned enormous discrepancies.
    I applaud the cast, but not the script writers.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing!!

    I loved it. Great cast, great story and great costumes. IT was great to see this true story presented so vividly and so well. I highly recomend watching it. It never got dull for me to watch. When it was over I wanted to watch it again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Henry the VIII

    As a history buff and fan of romance novels I enjoy Philippa Gregory's books because they are so very entertaining. When the film was in theaters my daughter and I went to see it and really enjoyed it. Reading Gregory's novel as well as Weir's book and watching the movie makes for some interesting discussions about the film and the actual events.

    Eric Bana makes a very sexy Henry the VIII.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very interesting

    Even if it isn't historically accurate

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Idea!

    This movie was great! I enjoyed every bit of it. I loved how the story was told. It kept me interested. =)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Seriously? This sucked more than the book

    I am a huge fan of fiction based on history, but I found The Other Boleyn Girl to be Hollywood's frail attempt to capitalize on Scarlett Johansson's "it girl" factor by dressing it up with a dramtic twist. First of all, history clearly shows that Henry was not in love with Mary Boleyn. He was, however, deeply in love with Anne Boleyn. So much so that he tore his entire kingdom apart to be with her. The book was irritaing and the film was a major snooze fest for me. Personally, the only entertaining quality this film held were the costumes and wenchings. Boring!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Even though it can't hold a candle to the book...

    I enjoyed every minute of this movie. It was so very seductive. If I hadn't previously read the book and been aquainted with the story, it might not have made much sense. Honestly Just how many hours long would this movie need to be to capture the true story?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    disappointing script for a group of amazing actors

    I love the historical period of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. It's so filled with drama, scandal, and betrayal. I read the book before seeing the movie and was so excited to see it especially when I saw who they'd casted for the movie. It's true that often because of time and budget the movie often lacks the quality that books can have. However I think that this is a movie that is worth taking the time to make it a little longer to at least make an effort to show some of the depth that this story has. It seemed to rushed and compressed as other reviews have said. It took out huge profound scenes from the book that should have been there to develop the story. Eric Bana,Scarlett Johanson, and Natalie Portman are all very exceptional actors and performed wonderfully it's just too bad that the script they were given is not worthy of their talent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not worth your time

    As a history teacher and a big fan of this period in history the movie drove me crazy!!! It does not stick to actual historical facts and with that statement alone is not worth the time. The era of Henry VIII is so interesting and has so much wonderful drama, I don't understand the need to change history. Waste of time, however if you don't know the historical background, it is at least intriguing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    READ THE BOOK, FORGET THE MOVIE

    If you love tudor history, forget this movie! while the actors did a credible job and the script wasn't too bad, this movie was so choppy as to make little sense. And they played fast and loose with actual events. Any resemblance to gregory's book is purely accidental.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    As many have purported, the book is definitely better. I read the book before viewing the movie. The movie does not give the title justice. Read the book - 5 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Other Boleyn Girl

    I love this movie!!!! It is so good in soo many different ways!!!! THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!! After i saw ths movie I did all of this reseach on the Boleyn's and stuff in this movie and it is soo interesting!!!! I LOVE THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL!!!!!!!!!! watch this Movie

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    recommended

    the movie is not nearly as good as the book but it is still a movie that i recommend. the book has so much more beautiful detail that if they were to get it all into the movie the movie would have to be like 24 hours long!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Other Boleyn Girl Almost Makes It

    Most of the time when a book is translated to the screen, it loses its luster. The Other Boleyn Girl is no stranger to the fate of not living up to the book version. The novel itself is while fiction, historically close in accuracy and also easy to believe. The film seems to many times almost make the jump, but it drags in some places and seems rushed in others. Natalie Portman delivers a lackluster performance until half way through the movie while Scarlet Johansen shines, but it often left in the shadows. The portrayal of Henry VIII lacks depth or explaination and the politics behind his match with Anne Boleyn is all together forgotten. Even with all these flaws, the film was enjoyable and easy to watch.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    I absolutely love this movie...I can't get enough of it and woul

    I absolutely love this movie...I can't get enough of it and would love to now purchase the book and the dvd.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

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    Hm

    Well, I wouldn't say this movie was the best, but it didn't go by the original book which I can't say is a good or bad thing. At least in the movie, Mary wasn't so...well...--anyways, I guess it's good enough. I'm glad they left out a lot of details--but some, the movie shouldn't have. Such as the secret marriage with Mary and William Stafford and the death of William Carey.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Boleyn Sisters

    I liked this movie a lot because the actors played their parts so well. The storyline was captivating and let's face it, Eric Bana is HOT to look at. I will CAUTION that this movie is for older teens and adults due to it's sexual content and other elements. Other then that this is an enjoyable movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    PRETTY GOOD NOT BAD

    WELL ITS QUITE A GOOD MOVIE NOT THE BEST BUT STILL ONE OF THOSE MEDIVAL TIME MOVIES!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Different Aspect to Henry's Boleyn.

    This was a different aspect to the demise of Anne Boleyn.
    Great costumes, set, interiors, Scarlett Johansson carried the day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GROSS!!!

    this movie is disgusting i remember seeing the comercials & beinglike wow i want to see that. I finally saw it yesterday & i regret it.

    it might be a good book and a good movie but its disgusting what anne and her brother do or almost did.

    :p GROSS!!!!!!!!!

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