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29th September
written by Adam

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), tired of monotony, pomp and circumstance, decides to make waves within the establishment by befriending a young Indian clerk, Abdul (Ali Fazal), this is their story together. Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall, this biopic look to what was almost a lost piece of recent history serves nicely to humanize the mythic Queen of England and give further insight as to what made her tick. Punctuated by strong performances from the entire ensemble including Eddie Izzard and Michael Gambon, this straightforward historical piece entertains as it informs making for an easy pleaser as we begin to swing around towards awards season once again. Get ready to whip out your British History family tree and do some learning. Victoria and Abdul is rated PG-13.

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