Color, Pageantry Can't Save 'Boleyn Girl'
Morning Edition's film critic reviews The Other Boleyn Girl. The movie is based on Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel, set in 16th-century England. At that time, Henry VIII was king — and Anne Boleyn was looking to replace his queen.
Kenneth Turan says the film gets points for color and pageantry — but that ultimately it's a royal bodice-ripper with ideas above its station.
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