acceptable hollywood adaptation of a royal: the young victoria. shar's a sucker for period piece dramas so not surprising here that i saw this latest film. emily blunt (aka soon to be mrs. john kransinski) has gotten praise for her portrayal of the monarch. she's good but i don't think she deserves an oscar per se. i did really like the pairing with rupert friend as prince albert. julian fellowes did a great job scripting the subtleties of the budding romance. there's a bit with him taking a bullet for vic, which friends did not happen in the real life. in any case, i'll take the hollywood rewrite.