Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Feature
50 Movie Sibling Rivalries
The brothers and sisters who just can’t seem to get along

submit to reddit

... 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ...
Back 12 of 53 Next

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The siblings: Mary (Scarlett Johansson) and Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman)

What puts them at odds? Mary becomes mistress to Henry VIII, putting her entire family in line for advancement and favour. But as the King’s affections wane, her sister Anne leaps into the breach.

Blame the father and the uncle – or perhaps the patriarchy. Firstly, they tried to set up Anne with the king in order to gain riches and positions of power for themselves. When that didn’t take, they pushed Mary to fill the gap. Then, when Mary was confined following her pregnancy with Henry’s son, the devious pair brought Anne back from abroad and once again thrust her at the King – with first regal and later headless consequences. Even so, one can’t help thinking that if the sisters had talked a little more, they could have avoided all those accusations of adultery, treason and witchcraft against Anne and their brother George (Jim Sturgess).

Which sibling is your favourite?

Back to the menu

... 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ...
Back
12 of 53
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)