Excellent Royal Love Triangle

By pedsarq
Written November 15, 2012
The setting is the Danish Royal Court during the Age of Enlightenment (early 1700s). The players are The King of Denmark, a German doctor, and an English woman who married the king of Denmark. The problem: the king loves the German doctor as his only true friend; the Queen falls in love with the German doctor; and, the German doctor is too weak to resist the queen and too smart not to take advantage of the King's friendship to advance his progressive Enlightenment ideologie. There's plenty of royal court plotting and back-stabbing in this terrific film about the Danish Royal Court. The King is portrayed as a a buffoon who just signs off on laws without even reading them. Ultimately, he is influenced by the German doctor and begins to make some progressive changes to his country's laws. At least until the love affair between the doctor and the Queen is revealed. It's tough to be a royal. This is a great movie that explores an interesting slice of Danish history. I enjoyed it.
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By Peneflix
Written November 15, 2012
Beautifully filmed, exquisitely acted Danish movie revolving around the disastrous marriage of Englishwoman Caroline Mathilde (sister of King George III) to her cousin Danish King Christian VII. The film commences in 1766... Caroline is fifteen years old, accomplished, well-read and a musician; schooled in the ways of the age, she envisions a romantic match,(obviously accomplished by proxy) where she and her husband reign as benevolent King and Queen of Denmark. All runs amuck when she meets Christian, an inane, insane idiot; doomed to a horrific fate; the only consolation, is the brief life span in the eighteenth century... "A Royal Affair" is royally cloaked in clandestine palace politics, rumor, back-stabbing and eventual ruination. It is long, but I would not have excised a single second... FOUR STARS!!!! ***For full review please visit peneflix(dot)com!!!
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Royal Subterfuge

By VAmovie_goer
Written November 25, 2012
A Royal Affair is an intriguing look into the machinations and scheming that went on in the Danish Royal Court in the 18th century. The cast was very good especially Mads Mikkelsen (who was a Bond Villian in Casino Royale). Alicia Vikander who played Queen Caroline Mathilde was also very good in portraying the intelligent but neglected wife of King Christian VII.
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By frann226
Written November 29, 2012
Oscar winner for sure. I dragged my macho boyfriend to this movie and he left swearing it would win best film at the oscars. Great performances.
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A Royal Affair

By bizrcrutr
Written November 25, 2012
A must See!! Excellent movie. Great acting. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen
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