Save your cash and skip the theater on “Young Victoria”

Emily Blunt stars as a teenage Victoria taking the throne as queen. (Flickr/i heart him)

We don’t have a problem with period pieces. We love the beautiful costumes and the English accents, and we’re always intrigued by old-timey, Victorian love. But we’ll lay this one out to you plain and simple: Don’t see “The Young Victoria.” In one hour and 45 minutes, absolutely nothing happens.

Emily Blunt has always been a charmer. She flew into moviegoers’ hearts as Miranda Priestly’s beautiful but bitter first assistant in 2006′s “The Devil Wears Prada.” Since then, the 26-year-old actress has landed roles in “Dan in Real Life,” “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Sunshine Cleaning,” and she’s up again next month alongside Benicio Del Toro in “The Wolfman.” Exposure is not her problem, but perhaps choosing the right roles is.

“The Young Victoria” dramatizes the true story of a 17-year-old girl in line to be the queen of the United Kingdom in the 1830′s. Queen Victoria ultimately served for more than 63 years, making her reign the longest of any British monarch to date.

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