Mary Queen of Scots Film Review

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A film every woman needs to see

There’s so many things I want to say about this film that I could go on forever. I have an endless list of reasons why I adored this film, but at the very top of the list is the incredible acting of Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Both of these women were incredible in their own unique ways. I loved Robbie’s emotional portrayal of Queen Elizabeth, and Ronan’s feistiness that she brought to the role. I was rooting for her all throughout the film.

I vaguely remember learning about Mary Queen of Scots at school and she was always painted in a somewhat negatively light. This film allows you to see the other side of the story. I loved how fiery and passionate her character was, and I found her relationship with her servants really queen. In fact, the hardest scene to watch was the brutal death of her male servant. It was pretty brutal, and seeing Mary so helpless was heartbreaking.

While I really enjoyed the majority of the film, I wasn’t overly keen on the ending. I felt that it was a bit rushed and I found myself being really confused. Maybe it was just me, but I couldn’t figure out how much time has past, how long Mary had been imprisoned and what happened for her to be executed. That may not have been the point of the film, but it kind of tainted the ending for me.

Despite me not liking how it ended, I still think that the film is definitely worth a watch. Both Robbie and Ronan put on stunning performances, and everything from the visuals to the costumes actually had me stopping and admiring them, which rarely happens.

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