Lady Jane (1986) - Biography, Drama, History

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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son King Edward VI is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a...

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes
Length: 136 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 5 out of 54 found boring (9.25%)

One-line Reviews (22)

Lady Jane isn't accurate history, but it's still a fine film with a good cast and thoroughly enjoyable.

Given that the actual true story of Lady Jane Grey is a fascinating example of political intrigue in Tudor England, it is all the more inexplicable that Nunn opts for a Woman's Own version of the tale complete with syrupy music that lurches in style from faux 16th century to 1980s muzak.

It is engaging, poignant, dramatic and well worth watching.

Its fascinating how peoples lives in this era all intertwine with each other.

Extremely historically inaccurate, ..but enjoyable .

Worth watching in a quiet evening.

Jane's true faith, her ability to express it, her intense love for her young husband and her quest for justice make this movie worth watching again and again.

An enjoyable biographical/historical film, close enough on the major points, even if the filmmakers took liberties to add a love story element, which I understand wasn't so.

In reality, Jane resented and distrusted her husband, who was a spoiled and rather empty-headed young man with none of the high intellectual achievement so prominent in Jane.

Interesting historically and visually impressive but I found it too slow and sentimental.

compelling movie .

The script is mundane, boring...

However, the screenplay is tedious to a fault leaving gaping holes in the political understory while filling them with dawdling pomp and circumstance and silly romantic Kodak moments.

The story is compellingly told and plausible on the whole, despite a few pacing lulls and that one conflict in the central romance, there's plenty to be entertained by and the ending is truly emotional.

He won't admit it, but even for a period movie, he enjoyed it.

It's well worth watching this movie if you are interested in this period of English history.

Evocative musical score plenty of chores , lyrics and Baroque music , being the only ever cinema film score composed by music composer Stephen Oliver whose work was mostly in television.

I found this very enjoyable, and its refreshing to watch a character from Tudor history, that doesn't really get much attention, when it comes to history in fiction.

The cinematography was stunning, both indoor and outdoor shots were beautifully visualised and captured.

Lady Jane is an excellent, yet, overlooked, piece of work, and I highly recommend it.

But most of the love scenes were dull and dragged on way to long.

The acting seemed contrived (example is the scene when Jane is being spanked...