Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Brown

DVD - 2000? | Widescreen version
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Queen Victoria ... was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown ... was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation!
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000?]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD MRS DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Her majesty, Mrs. Brown
ISBN: 9780788815805
0788815806

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After the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria spiraled into the depths of despair. To try and pull her back to the world of the living, her staff ask one of Albert's servants to try and befriend her. It worked a bit too well...and soon all of the royal courtiers were scrambling to pull them a... Read More »


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LoriVirginia
Nov 11, 2019

Loved the acting of Judi Dench and Billy Connolly. Gave a good portrayal of the expectations placed on Queen Victoria as well as the class system. Exact cause of John Brown's death was changed in the movie.
Thumbs up to Anthony Sher who played Benjamin Disraeli. He was the perfect actor for the role. He had me mesmerized every time he was on the screen. And what a likeness to the real Disraeli.

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avocadotree
Aug 30, 2019

I was entertained by this passionate friendship.

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got2bme4god
Jun 26, 2018

When did PG rated films start containing nudity? Sad that film makers think we are too stupid to watch a movie where people don't use filthy language and actually keep their clothes on.

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ba_library
Feb 21, 2017

I had watched this movie years ago, but great story about Queen Victoria who was devastated by the death of her husband and she went into mourning for years. She basically withdrew from the public and at one point in the film, parliament debates whether to get rid of the monarchy. They recruit John Brown who worked at the Balmoral castle in Scotland, taking care of the horses and grounds and a favorite of Prince Albert's (the Queen's husband) to get the Queen out and about. Brown was a highlander Scot and he makes waves in the proper royal household. Brown and the Queen eventually become close, dear friends, and she slowly comes out of her mourning and back to life. Judi Dench is always outstanding and Billy Connolly as Brown is very good (he is a well known comedian). I thought Gerard Butler was in it (he is - I didn't recognize him!) he plays Brown's younger brother Archie. The story isn't really action packed, but is interesting because it portrays the monarchy as more than just some fancy job - balancing a personal life with a professional duty can be a huge burden. The scenery in Scotland is beautiful!

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JeanieG
Jul 15, 2016

Ok I finally found a way to turn off the subtitles and did watch this. It was very good. Of course Judi Dench is almost always good.

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rick7white
Nov 03, 2015

Very Well Done..Good acting.

d2013 Oct 13, 2015

Totally enjoyed it... Two Thumbs Up!

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pegasus71
Dec 31, 2013

The cast in the film is excellent with Dench as Queen Victoria, Billy Connolly as John Brown, and Anthony Sher as Benjamin Disraeli. But it's a story that doesn't engender much sympathy or compassion. Although she was portrayed very well by Dench, Queen Victoria in the film comes across as a disgustingly self-centered and pompously arrogant woman, a person who relishes being waited upon, bowed or curtsied to, and generally indulged at every step of the way. I thought it also interesting that Brown, who at the outset is an admirable and seemingly honest individual, quickly becomes seduced by the atmosphere of dictatorial arrogance and himself becomes just like those in the royal household staff he initially abhorred. The only character that proved enjoyable was Benjamin Disraeli who evidenced some degree of complexity of character with his common sense and political expertise.

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golfprofrank
Jun 26, 2013

Very good movie, keeps your interest up at all times

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re_discover
Dec 09, 2012

This film gives us a glimpse of what it may have been like for Queen Victoria after the death of her husband. Judi Dench and Billy Connolly were both great, but I found the plot lacking.

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