I am a HUGE fan of historical/period/costume dramas; so after viewing the trailer online, I knew this would be something I would be interested in!
Having already seen "Mrs. Brown" (starring Dame Judi Dench, and Bill Connolly), and "Victoria & Albert" (starring Victoria Hamilton, and Jonathan Firth- yes, Colin Firth's brother)- I already knew a little history of H.M. Queen Victoria. Despite a couple of inaccuracies (such as Albert being shot), I still found the film very enjoyable.
This was only the 2nd film I had seen either of the two leads in.
Emily Blunt in "The Devil Wears Prada", and Rupert Friend in "Pride & Prejudice" 2005. Being that both of those roles were only supporting characters at best, I guess I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised though, to see both of them shine in their roles (Emily especially)!! My only complaint is that it was over too soon! (But since the title is "The YOUNG Victoria"- I guess it stands to reason.)
If you're interested in learning more, I would recommend viewing the two films I mentioned earlier. The cinematography was beautifully done; the locations, and costumes are breathtaking! Also, it's only got a PG rating!!