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msmichel's rating of the film Victoria and Abdul

The reliable journeyman filmmaker Stephen Frears returns to the period piece with this 'mostly' true story about Queen Victoria's late in life friendship with an Indian servant. Though the film touches on subjects of class, racism and politics it really is only about providing Judi Dench a vehicle to excel in returning to the character she played so well in "Mrs. Brown". This film couldn't be more bland unfortunately