TOUGH CHOICES

THE DUCHESS (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Keira Knightley always looks so stunning in these non-contemporary costumes, whether it’s Atonement or Pride & Prejudice.

She plays Georgina Spencer (the ancestor of the late Princess Diana), who gets married to the most powerful man in London – the Duke of Devonshire. However, the Duke only has one word in his mind – HEIR. Thus, his attitude towards her is somewhat disgusting when she bore him two daughters. He treats his dogs better and sleeps around, and his zest for life is similar to a dog toy. Luckily, Georgina’s friendly personality and her astute fashion sense makes her a leading lady in society. He later sleeps with Bess, Georgina’s best friend, and she becomes a live-in mistress. Georgina also finds love in a young politician and the entire affair erupts into a scandal.

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