On The Couch 2011 #2: The Dutchess Feb04


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On The Couch 2011 #2: The Dutchess

Keira Knightley has it bad in The Duchess. She gets screwed over by everyone. Her mother, her husband, her best friend, if someone is talking to Keira Knightley in The Duchess, there’s a very large chance they will at one point screw her over and screw her over bad.

I get that writers are supposed to put their characters through hell to make their stories engaging, but can’t the Duchess catch a break? Wait, this is based on a true story? And it doesn’t end with the Duchess hanging herself? Talk about a strong woman. Watching The Duchess, I felt bad about complaining about the subway running local. Comparitively, I wasn’t having a bad a day after all.

Helena Bonham Carter wants her wig back.

Period pieces aren’t usually my thing, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Duchess. I guess that’s a testament to putting your characters through hell, because seeing life take a dump on the Duchess did make for a remarkably watchable movie.

And that Keira Knightly is nothing but charming.
It’s funny I say that, because I actually said “Dammnnnn!” the first time Ralph Fiennes took his shirt off in The Duchess. Good God that Voldemort is jacked!