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Teen Critic Wouldn't Trade Places with the Duchess

Keira Knightley stars as The Duchess (Paramount Vantage)

By Rachel Landrum

The Duchess (opening September 26 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas), starring Keira Knightley, was an interesting film and it had an amazing wardrobe. I loved all the detail in the costumes especially Georgina's clothes. It was very much a tragic romance, one of epic emotional tests. I found myself trying to see things from a point of view lost to our generation. The whole thing about wanting a son to carry on the family name was not something kids of my generation can relate to. Or the only job being available to a womans was to bear this son and to marry for that sole purpose without love and to have to endure the callousness of a relationship that is called a marriage is completely unfair to the women of this time period. To find love but be unable to go and receive that love and to watch your husband find love and take that love and keep you too is really unfair.

-- Rachel Landrum is a senior at Mount Miguel High School. She loves movies and lists Across the Universe, Pan's Labyrinth and House of Flying Daggers as her favorites.