Mrs Brown

Synopsis: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely to lead to monarchy crisis.
Director(s): John Madden
Production: Miramax Films
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
PG
Year:
1997
101 min
85 Views


Yes.

That will be company

for you.

Yes.

[Gasps]

Honest to God, I never thought

to see you in such a state.

You must miss him

dreadfully.

You do not...

He...

Get him out!

Get him out of here!

Get him out!

Get him out!

So, the day they arrived,

she greets the sultan and

his family with barely a word

and retires to her chamber.

Now, the sultan, he's not used to

state occasions without a head of state,

and he's standing in the lobby waiting

for someone to tell him what to do.

But the court

is under strict instructions

not to talk in the corridor,

so nobody speaks to him, not

a living soul, for the whole afternoon.

So now it's dinner,

and everyone's standing around

the table, still not a word,

waiting for Her Majesty

to arrive.

One hour goes by, two.

The sultan is getting a wee

bit peckish, to say the least.

Finally, his wee laddie

breaks for the cold meats

and stuffs a slice in his mouth.

Oh, the uproar

when she heard.

- You'd have thought somebody

had stolen the crown jewels.

- So?

[Sighing] So there are rules.

Things you do and don't do.

All I did was tell the woman

how I feel, for God's sake.

- You don't tell Her Majesty

how you feel.

- I speak as I find, Archie.

Not down south you don't.

- So, what did Ponsonby do

when she started shouting?

- [Slams Drawer Shut]

[Sighing]

I thought he nearly ruptured his truss.

Prince Leopold? Now isn't he the one

who sits around bleedin' all day?

So what does his valet do?

Bring out his bandages for him?

It's better than

shovelling horseshit.

Now, if it's promotion

you're after,

you should've picked

one of the healthier ones.

She's hardly

a full hamper herself.

It's only grief that's

made her that way.

Three years, John? Is that not

a bit long to be grieving?

- She loved him.

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Jeremy Brock

Jeremy Brock MBE (born 1959) is a British writer and director whose works include the screenplays Mrs Brown, Driving Lessons, The Last King of Scotland, Charlotte Gray, and The Eagle. Brock has also written two plays for the Hampstead downstairs theatre. more…

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