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About the Movie
In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16, Lady Jane is a historical romance at its bittersweet best. Look for Patrick Stewart as Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk.
Nothing to do with history...everything to do with romance
I've seen this movie a couple of times and I'm about to buy it on Itunes. First of all, this movie has very very little to do with the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was the granddaughter of Henry VIII's youngest sister, Mary Tudor, and one of Henry VIII's oldest and best friends, Charles Brandon. In life, LJG did indeed marry Guilford Dudley and the marriage was a coniving political scheme by the parents of the two teenagers. The marriage, however, was a disaster for the couple. Dudley was by all accounts a waste of space. LJG on the other hand, as she is presented here, was extremely intelligent, well-read, and devout. She did everything she could, when she became queen, to avoid giving over any power to her husband. The movie, however, is a delightfully idealistic view. I really wish that the story did run the course presented in this movie. Helena Bonham Carter is great and the romance, if fanciful, at least gives a very real and human perspective of love. Worth the money if you like period dramas and romantic stories.
A truly great period film
Although this movie has a sad element to it, the humanity and love out ways all other counterparts. It is such a great movie of faith, following the story of two young adults. The acting is superb, and anyone who enjoys period films will find this a great add to their collection. Lady Jane portrays a young woman in her mid-teens who has devoted her life to God and learning even though her position in society could have given her many comforts and escapes from everyday life. I find this a wonderful movie for anyone above the age of 14-15 years old, although I feel it's such a great example for young people, especially young girls and how life isn't just about beauty and fun but instead full of learning about the world, having faith, and understanding there is true love that waits. It touched my heart and I believe it is well forth watching, allowing one to take away a life lesson from an extraordinary lady and beloved husband.
Lady Jane, a superb Love Story
A genuine love story involving two people forced into marriage, in the tumultuous period of English history after the death of Henry VIII, and before the era of his daughter, Elizabeth I. Cary Elwes, at his handsome best, and Helena Bonham Carter as his betrothed, ascend ever-so-briefly to the throne and try to make things right, but they are overcome by the evil of their conniving parents. Thomas Ormsby