Queen, The : Movie Review

With The Queen, Stephen Frears has at least two items on his agenda: to humanize the head of the British monarchy while at the same time indicating how far removed she has become from the concerns of her subjects. He also poses questions about the relevancy of the monarchy in today's society, but that's hardly a new issue and Frears doesn't press the matter. The Queen is an interesting character study. There's not much plot to speak of, but it gives actors (including a splendid Helen Mirren) an opportunity to shine.

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Author : James Berardinelli