Sight and Sound - 09/01/1997
"...Accomplished....An astute portrait..."
USA Today - 07/18/1997
"...The two leads are perfect..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 07/18/1997
"...Mrs. Brown transcends its period setting not only with a keenly observed struggle between love and duty but also with the kind of controversy that envelops the Queen and her servant..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/18/1997
"....What puts it ahead of the curve are the impressive, commanding performances....[Dench] is a thorough treat here in one of those tour de force performances..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/25/1997
"...[Dench] is wonderful....The movie is insidious in its methods, asking us to see what is happening beneath the guarded surfaces..."
While grieving for her dead husband, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria falls under the healthy influence of John Brown, the unapologetically brash Scottish manservant who oversees the royal retreat at Balmoral. When the two become close friends--and perhaps even physical intimates--the royal family and the nation reel from the scandal. Dench garnered a Golden Globe as Best Actress for her portrayal of the title character. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Actress--Judi Dench, and Best Makeup.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Acclaimed as one of the year's must-see films, MRS. BROWN is a riveting, true-life story of forbidden love and passion! Queen Victoria (Judi Dench -- TOMORROW NEVER DIES, GOLDENEYE) was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown (Billy Connolly -- INDECENT PROPOSAL) 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! With commanding performances from stars Dench and Connolly -- you're sure to find this motion picture outstanding and entertaining!
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