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In many interpretations of her story, Mary Queen of Scots was a woman who wanted power and love and ended up with neither. And although this tragedy played out on one of the largest stages of the 16th century, her story is often relegated to the footnotes under that of Queen Elizabeth I, her cousin and professional nemesis, who’s been portrayed in movies by a royal line of actresses including Bette Davis, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave and Cate Blanchett. Yet while cinema has not been as kind to Queen Elizabeth I’s younger cousin, first-time director Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots” reimagines the northern queen’s demise as one caused not by her ambitions but by the treacherous men who lied to her and about her.
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie earn all the bows and curtsies coming their way for breathing feminist fire into Mary Queen of Scots, a 16th-century drama that messes just enough with recorded fact to avoid being dismissed as textbook-stuffy. In the year of the radically raunchy and irreverent The Favourite, which screwed hilariously with the 18th-century reign of Queen Anne by suggesting her court was run via a romantic ménage à trois, this period piece seems pretty tame. But there are compensations. Ronan brings her talent to the title role of the Catholic queen who believed she had more of a right to the British throne than her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I, the virgin queen (Robbie). Since the film begins with a flash-forward to Mary with her head on the chopping block, even those who dozed during history class will figure out which cousin ultimately wore the crown.
the posters for Mary Queen of Scots were revealed. The two-character one-sheets featured striking, color-pumped head-on portraits of two 2017 awards-season darlings: Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth emblazoned with the tagline “Born to Power,” Saoirse Ronan’s Mary Stuart with “Born to Fight.” Never mind, critics pointed out, that Mary became queen of Scotland when she was all of six days old, and that Elizabeth was denied her claim to the throne repeatedly until her half-sister Queen Mary died of cancer. The taglines would be more accurate swapped, but then, they wouldn’t make as intriguing a case for a movie called Mary Queen of Scots, and we already have two Elizabeth movies.
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Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn
Directors: Josie Rourke
Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Audio Description: English
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 – 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
DVD Release Date: 20 May 2019
Run Time: 119 minutes