Then & Now
05/31/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin
A then unknown Helena Bonham Carter stars in this 1986 film based on the succession-to-the-throne woes and treacherous follies. Lady Jane Grey is used as an unwilling pawn in a scheming minister’s plot to marry her off to Sir Edward Guilford. After a brief attempt at hostility, the couple falls in love until eventual power struggles beyond their control prove to be the downfall of them both.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Based on the historical novel by Phillipa Gregory, this film is proof-positive what a royal pain sibling rivalry can be. The film tells the story of the Boleyn sisters: Anne, who became one of Henry VIII’s six wives, and Mary, his mistress. Lusty but slightly predictable, this film will please anyone who loves popcorn retellings of history.
— Jenn Thornton
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