Anne should have listened to her mother

The Baltimore Sun

That daring brunet minx Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman) tells her virtuous blond sister Mary (Scarlett Johansson) that love is meaningless without position and power. Anne learns the opposite is true in The Other Boleyn Girl.

This rendering of the turbulent second marriage of England's King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) proves too heavy-footed for the old movie two-step of setting up a morality tale, then exploiting it for heat and titillation.

The Other Boleyn Girl (Columbia Pictures) Starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and violence. Time 114 minutes.

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