The British cinema is one of the few national cinemas retaining their own identity and a distinctive style. Two of the pillars on which rests its international prestige are historical films and the use of literary works, in both cases the materials arising from their own land and culture. Within this current fits the movie "Mrs. Brown / Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown, "directed by John Madden.
The current historical film side has emphasized the Tudor period, especially in the reign of Elizabeth I, whereas in the film industry that feeds on the literature has also reviewed the written production in the Victorian era. Madden looks now with a historical approach to a segment of Victoria's reign, which was the climax of the power of the British Empire during the nineteenth century (www.urbancinefile.com.au).
Victoria, as a woman, is totally devastated at the death of her husband and is enclosed with the closest relatives to chew your pain. Such is his enclosure and refusal to perform its functions of government that this affects the development of British politics, bureaucracy paralyzes and causes heated debates in Parliament, including the possibility that the Republic is restored in England and an end to the monarchy Parliamentary form of government as national.
Madden begins to scan the entire mechanism that moves around and ribs of Queen Victoria, who personally not only an example of Victorian behavior but also its direct victim. Mourning is encoded and requires all participants from the Prince of Wales to the last servant to attend without fail. The director emphasizes the suffocating atmosphere of the palace and clearly shows the dark shades that determine the behavior of Victoria and of those around her.
Within this historical enters a new character, a Scottish groom named John Brown, a favorite of Prince Albert. As a good Scot, has a love of life very special and not subject to the rules of the palace. But in addition, is able to perceive the inner drama of Queen Victoria staff, its desolation, sadness and loneliness.
From that moment, his understanding of loyalty to his queen, John Brown defies convention and political intrigue palace to force a change of attitude in the Queen and return to life. To begin with using the only means in their power to draw the attention of Victoria: the middle of the garden is planted with the Queen's pony ...