Anna and the King
Anna and the King
- 2h 28m
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Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster and international star Chow Yun-Fat bring to life the epic true story of a woman who challenged the heart of a king and inspired the destiny of a nation. English school teacher Anna Leonowens has traveled to Siam to educate the fifty-eight children of King Mongkut. If she has preconceived notions about the East, the King has similar notions about the West. But amid the danger of growing political unrest, their respect for each other slowly turns into something more.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Beautiful cinematography can't prevent Anna and the King from being boring and overly lengthy.
Globe and Mail
June 17, 2017
It is pleasant, occasionally amusing -- and often dull.
January 17, 2018
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Intense, mature version of The King and I.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is some very intense violence, including battle scenes, bloody beatings, and non-graphic but very tense beheadings. Dead bodies hang from a tree and soldiers are poisoned. There is a very sad death of a child. There are references to the king's many wives and concubines and one reluctant concubine is shown being prepared for her first night with him, and being reassured that he is a generous lover. The king smokes cigars and the boys try one.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:December 17, 1999
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD