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Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Lord Salisbury
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Ahmed
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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,845, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,245,070, 4 January 2018
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Trivia

During the visit to Balmoral, Dr. Reid (Paul Higgins) says "I hate Scotland". Higgins was born in Scotland. See more »

Goofs

At the first dinner, we can see the servers holding trays of soup standing behind the diners. Then the boy runs to the kitchen to announce they want the soup course. We see the waiters bringing trays of soup into the dining room then they cut to that same scene of the waiters standing behind the diners with the same trays of soup. See more »

Quotes

Sir Henry Ponsonby: To celebrate the completion of the Durbar Room, a little surprise, Your Majesty.
[Queen Victoria is presented with a mango in a box]
Queen Victoria: What is it?
Sir Henry Ponsonby: A mango, Your Majesty.
Abdul Karim: One moment, Your Majesty.
[Abdul looks at the mango and presses it, some juice sticking to his finger]
Abdul Karim: Uh, it-it's... off.
Queen Victoria: Sir Henry, this mango is off.
[servant closes the mango box and backs away]
Sir Henry Ponsonby: I-I'm terribly sorry, Your Majesty.
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Sons of the Brave
Written by Thomas Bidgood
Arranged & Conducted by J.A.C. Redford
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judi dench is marvelous
18 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best films that I have seen this year.Judi Dench is peerless as Queen Victoria.She is the queen personified.We can see that whatever understanding that she has of her Indian subjects will pass with her and that the ingrained attitudes will eventually lead to Independence and loss of Empire.A really excellent film.


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