A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

DVD - 2016
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On the night of Victory in Europe Day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor sneak out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy a night on the town.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE ROYAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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May 31, 2018

An entertainment based on an historical rumour. The film is well enough done, but it does not aspire to the classic status of a "Roman Holiday" with Gregory Peck and Princess Audrey Hepburn.

Here the characterizations of the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret of Buckingham Palace seem to be modelled rather closely after those of sisters Elizabeth and Lydia Bennet of Longbourn.

Feb 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this film. It was much better than I expected. Sweet story, solid performances and great cinematography.

Oct 04, 2017

I actually really enjoyed this film! It is silly and witty, while also very thoughtful. Kind of has a little bit of everything. Definitely showed a side of the royal family that you very rarely hear about.

Jul 12, 2017

Kinda cool. Very gentle little drama.

May 06, 2017

A delightful take on the What if?.... and an entirely believable 'Babes in the wood' presentation. Well cast and very funny at times with the Laurel and Hardy antics of the 2 military' chaperones'. A pleasant evening's viewing.

Mar 20, 2017

This one surprised me..pleasantly. It was funny. The characters endearing. And the plot was rather unique. It fits nicely for a couple hours of light viewing.

Jan 17, 2017

Keep in mind it is 99.9% fiction!

Dec 03, 2016

An imaginative romantic comedy on the young princesses' experiences when mingling incognito among huge crowds of revelers from all walks of life in London on VE Day (Victory in Europe as opposed to our VJ - Victory over Japan) on 8 May 1945. Besides the "babes in the woods" premise, there were a few social commentary on the meaning of VE at that time and some comedy relief from a pair of Laurel & Hardy chaperones. Far fetched fantasy, corny at times but all for fun.

Oct 24, 2016

You will smile and chuckle at the antics of P1 (Princess Elizabeth) and P2 (Princess Margaret) amongst the Commoners on one of the most celebrated nights of the 1940's, VE Day.

Sep 24, 2016

Needless to say it’s mostly make-believe and nonsense only loosely based on an actual event but taken as a fluffy piece of alternative history Julian Jarrold’s innocent caper goes down surprisingly well. As the royal sisters Sarah Gadon and Bel Powley gape and sparkle like something out of a Hayley Mills comedy, Emily Watson and Rupert Everett play the majestic mom and pop with stiff-lipped aplomb, and thousands of revelling extras give us an idea of what it must have been like. In the role of Jack, an AWOL soldier and Liz’s unsuspecting companion for the evening, Jack Reynor brings a certain degree of gravitas to the proceedings as the sad tale of his war experiences give the future queen something to mull over. Naturally Jarrold had to tread a fine line when embellishing a story about the royal family so not to worry, Elizabeth’s adventures are as chaste as can be (a quasi-platonic peck on the lips with Jack is mostly implied offscreen) and despite passing out drunk in a wheelbarrow Margaret arrives on the Palace steps with her virginity safe and sound. In fact, if it weren’t for the hookers and the dead horse this fun little romp would be downright Disney.

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Dec 03, 2016

Lillibet... No one must ever know about this. You spent last night at the Ritz.
How much?
-Seven pounds, eleven and fourpence, please.
Well, we... Don't keep much here, but I'll, er, have a whip-round amongst the footmen.
She's a costermonger.
-An interesting place. Dead horses, this strange smoke that everyone was just wild for... By the way, what's a knocking shop?
Just another girl in the crowd. Without everyone bowing and curtseying.
It's VE night. All sorts of unusual things are happening. I feel certain an exception will be made.

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