When a big expensive film with a good cast never appears in the cinemas you know there'a problem with the film. And this turkey is no exception. Everyone seems to be in the wrong film. It's a terrific... Read morestory about an amazing woman, that fifteen years ago would have been a perfect fit for Emma Thompson, but this good looking soap opera doesn't have an authentic note in it. The dialogue is woeful, the music is terrible, and there are some really bad supporting performances. The only interesting moments come early on, when Nicole Kidman's dress makes her look as though she's got an extra pair of breasts.
A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, Gertrude Bell, QUEEN OF THE DESERT chronicles her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century.
A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (James Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East.