Politics, romance rule in ‘Queen’

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Compassionate as it is critical, satirical as it is serious, “The Queen” is less a docudrama about British Prime Minister Tony Blair and HRH Elizabeth II in the aftermath of Princess Diana”s death than it is a political romantic comedy. Its concern is how the Labor leader and the wary wife of Windsor change each other, as people and as leaders.

Rated: PG-13, for profanity.

Rating: 4 stars.

Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes.

– by Carrie Rickey/MCT

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