Belle (2013)

Belle

Belle (2013)

Director:

Amma Asante

Starring:

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Matthew Goode

Emily Watson

Plot:

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Review:

There’s really not much, more romantic than 18th century England. Love the clothing and the decor. It’s all so pretty and Belle has an original twist.

Dido, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is a mixed race daughter being raised by her great-uncle who is the highest court in the land. I know next to nothing about slavery in England and the way the aristocracy acts is confusing and unnatural to me. However, I still love to watch movies set in this era and read the occasional historical romance.

I enjoyed the romance combined with the uncertainty surrounding the case being tried. The movie is not historically accurate, so says wikipedia, but I wasn’t expecting it to be. It was a nice way to end my romance movie month and I would definitely recommend it.

4/5

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