A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

DVD - 2016
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Inspired by true events, this charming romantic comedy recounts the glorious celebration of the end of World War II in Europe; and the singular evening when Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret leave the confines of Buckingham Palace to join the festivities, while giving their chaperones the slip.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda

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mIrIaMs12345
Jun 29, 2018

As a lover of royal dramatizations I had high hopes for this movie, but it truly disappointed. Inspired by true events, but with a lot of dramatic poetic license, the story was too light. The characters were not likable or remotely believable. Neither princess looked remotely like the real princesses -especially poor Margaret. Having really enjoyed the recent royal dramatization in "The Crown", this one seemed rather amateurish and silly.

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KennethSmith
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.

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loulou2008
Feb 18, 2018

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

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Olgalevin
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.

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dylankemp
Jul 12, 2017

Kinda cool. Very gentle little drama.

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jazpur
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.

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Nooksack20
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.

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redworc
Jan 17, 2017

Keep in mind it is 99.9% fiction!

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jimg2000
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.

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greenacres
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.

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jimg2000
Dec 03, 2016

Lillibet... No one must ever know about this. You spent last night at the Ritz.
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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.
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She's a costermonger.
Soho?
-An interesting place. Dead horses, this strange smoke that everyone was just wild for... By the way, what's a knocking shop?
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Just another girl in the crowd. Without everyone bowing and curtseying.
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It's VE night. All sorts of unusual things are happening. I feel certain an exception will be made.

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