Victoria and Abdul

Lauren:  I feel like we need to add another category.  “Laundry” 

Close your eyes and think of a friend that does not look or act like your other friends.  How did you meet one another?  What bonded your friendship?  In Victoria (played by Judi Dench) she sees a world that she had not fully experienced because of her position.  She is alone in a room and world full of people.  Abdul (played by Ali Fazal) defied the decorum and looked at the loneliest and most bored person in a crowded room.  They became friends.

victoriaandabdul3Addul showed Victoria the world as he saw it. Victoria wanted Abdul by her side to feel that she was in the world to make it a little less lonely.

It was a nice film about friendship.  It told the story that has been a secret for over 100 years.  It won’t win an Oscar.  It is a good film to watch while you are folding laundry. It will make the folding go faster.

From the desk of Dr. Metzger:


I was bored at first then I got ticked off. All true stories are not meant to be captured on screen. Yes, this was un unlikely friendship but not interesting enough for a movie. As I have stated before, there is enough racism these days in the news and even just in my Facebook feed. I’m good on having this be a part of my cinematic utopia. The privilege and the minority oppression were a little too familiar and not entertaining. This had the same “savior/servant” theme of civil rights era and slavery films and for that reason, “Victoria & Abdul” gets a royal “nah” from me.

Metzger:  images

Morton: tv (while doing laundry, Sorry Dion. I am being non-committal)


“Victoria and Abdul”

Directed By: Stephen Frears

Starring:  Judi DenchAli FazalTim Pigott-Smith 

Runtime: 1hr, 52mins


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