There are some movies that simply look like a bore-fest. I've never seen "The English Patient" and I probably never will. When I first heard of "The Queen", I didn't run out and by a ticket. But, after hearing some good reviews, I put it in my Netflix queue.
Man, did I misjudge it. It is, in essence, a look "behind the scene" of how Queen Elizabeth II handled the media and the public in the six days after Princess Diana's death. It's kind of like a British "West Wing." A friend of mine told me it was like being a "fly on the wall" and she was exactly right. Pure gold. And the character that played Prime Minister Tony Blair was probably my favorite - he was a dead ringer.
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