A United Kingdom Movie Review


All I can say is be ready to have your faith in humanity and the power of love renewed.  This movie that is based on a true story of a love that shook an Empire is truly magical.

Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike this true story will leave you breathless.  The movie is all about the forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940s.  Their marriage caused and international uproar, as they were married just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa.

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Pictured above is Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo as the characters of Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama.  It is hard to believe that this system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination happened in South Africa between 1948 and 1991.  This movie shows you how love wins and renews your faith in humanity!

This movie was truly inspiring and made me cry because of how much they believed in their love and their right to be together but very few were willing to stand behind them.  We should never have to prove our devotion and be questioned for who we fall in love with.  You'll be moved by this touching story and the impact these two made on the world.

June 6th you can purchase the movie on Blu-Ray and DVD with bonus features including:

  • Making of
  • Filming in Botswana
  • The Legacy of Seretse and Ruth
  • London Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere

Enjoy it in your home today on Digital HD from Amazon or on iTunes.  I have to admit after watching it I wondered why I had never heard of this story before, their love truly shook and Empire and they showed many that the color of your skin doesn't matter, it is what is in your heart that does.

Gather your girlfriends for brunch and a movie, you won't be disappointed!

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