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The Duchess (2008) Movie Information

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Saul Dibb


Keira Knightley
Charlotte Rampling
Ralph Fiennes
Angus McEwan
Simon McBurney
Aidan McArdle





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Matthew Brady 12/21/2013 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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I never liked Keira Knightley in the Pirate of the Caribbean movies but in this movie... I still don't like her.

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filmbuff30 07/29/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Sad, well acted true story about a woman who got the raw end of the stick for a husband! B-

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achickspointofview 12/27/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Just watched this last night. I thought is was great. Firstly, I love period pieces and this one was done very well. Georgina (Keira) marries a Duke (Ralph) and thinks she's going to be very happy. Little does she know that the Duke only marries her to get a heir. She goes through misery and realizes as a woman in that time she really has no rights. She finds happiness with Grey for only a short time before she is given an ultimatum she can't refuse. It's terrible how the Duke treats her and how in the end she endures. I think women will like this movie, but men won't.

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Ichabod Crane 11/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A fairly standard period piece, which main things are about oppression of women. There is nothing really special about the film but it is certainly fine. The dialogue is not a stale like many period pieces. The performances are good especially Ralph Fiennes. My problems really are that there is just nothing extremely intriguing it just is slightly interesting. So I recommend it to those who like period pieces and that all really matters. Good: Good performances and well shot. Period well realized. Cons: Nothing special, and standard period piece themes.

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01/08/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I think that Keira's performance was amazing. This movie really showed how women had no rights during that time, but that they didn't take the oppresssion sitting down. They did have a little fight in them. Its usually irritating to watch a movie just focus on one person the entire time, and you can tell that Dibb was a little obsessed with Keira's beauty because there was A LOT of posing shots, and a lot of close ups, but she is gorgeous so I didn't mind it that much. I think for women this movie will give rise to a lot of emotions. There were a lot of moments where you wanted it to just be 2009, because she would not have to deal with some of the things that she dealt with. And once again Ralph Fiennes finds a way to play a major douchebag. He is a brilliant actor though.

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