What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this period biopic about England's beloved Queen Victoria isn’t just the story of a legendary monarch -- it's also a love story about the loving, committed relationship between Victoria and her husband. But despite that -- and the movie's tame PG rating -- kids and tweens probably won't be drawn in by the characters' political machinations, particularly in the movie's first half. Families who do watch won't find too much content to object to -- there's one scene that involves shooting, as well as some flirting and kissing, but no nudity or strong language.
- Families can talk about how Victoria adjusts to her new role as queen. Does she handle it gracefully? Does her youth get in the way? What, ultimately, gives her the confidence to rule?
- Is Victoria a strong role model? How does she compare to other movie and TV potrayals of famous queens?
- Why does Victoria resist Albert at first? And when they're finally married, why does she still fend off his offers to help? What is she trying to prove?