Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Duchess

This movie totally rocks!! I never really got why people rave about Kiera Knightly until I saw this film. She has a strong character and plays her well.

This is the story of Georgiana Spencer, who becomes Georgiana Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire. She marries an older man and she loved him, was true to him, despite his filandering ways. The Duke is ticked that she has not been able to give him a son, to be heir for his estate and takes that out on her in various ways. She was loved by all but her husband. The public adored her and if she wore it one day, the rest of society would have it the next.

When he takes her only friend as his mistress, that is when she decides to play hardball. Along the way, she found love with another man, but could not act on this love for fear of loosing her children.

I was enthralled by the story and the costumes.. Especially the hats!!

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