A Royal Night Out (2015) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 10 out of 49 found boring (20.4%)

One-line Reviews (35)

So this isn't too critical or too dramatic, but it is entertaining, while being predictable in giving us the clichés we expect.

Overall, however, entertaining and nicely done film if taken for what it is.

"A Royal Night Out" plays a game of "What If" with an actual event and spins a very entertaining yarn.

Recommended for history buffs, fans of period pieces and those who might find romance in a childish fantasy that--though it is only about one night--is also a coming of age story.

A film empty of any content playing to an empty theatre .

Everett and Watson were uncanny as the King and Queen, and the girls bore more than a little resemblance to the Princesses ....

Providing that it is not taken too seriously, A Royal Night Out is enjoyable enough fluff .

Ultimately, it's a bit of fluff, but it's a very enjoyable one.

I think my 70 year old mum would love this movie as would my 12 year old daughter as it is a cute and light movie; enjoyable to watch; sweet and romantic.

Quietly funny (except for the farcical and bawdy bits) and full of character actor gems (can you imagine a life full of boring dowagers droning on intermidably?

An excellent "Night Out"- very enjoyable.

However, the movie delivers a fun and fast-moving plot as you follow Lizzie, Margaret and Jack through London on the night when everyone can celebrate: peace at last.

Great Funny Movie, if based on non events, still I enjoyed it.

It's modestly entertaining (or at least will pass the time).

A Royal Night Out's story moves along at a good pace and is on the most part interesting and entertaining, there is great fun to be had in Margaret's oblivious association with criminals (again once you don't take things seriously and take it as meaning to be totally accurate) and throughout there is a quite believable (if occasionally a little too quaint in the middle act) sense of time and place.

Seeing it with Mum and Dad, this viewer is glad that she gave it a chance, for it is an enjoyable film once you accept that it does play loose with the truth and is almost like a 'what if?

A really enjoyable comedy - once one overcomes the yearning to know the real story .

Britain's two teenage princesses, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) want to leave Buckingham Palace and join in the celebrations – out among their countrymen.

The story itself is a fascinating fantasy with Roman Holiday fun of princesses going incognito into VE Day celebrations in London.

Don't get me wrong, A Royal Night Out definitely has it's charm and fun, but it all moved along to dull to convince me that they really had that good of a time on their night out.

But also some very exciting up and coming actors like Sarah Gadon and Bel Powley.

It's predictable.

Canadian born Sarah Gadon was a weird choice to play Elizabeth because she actually isn't English, but she done a good job with job with the slightly boring script.

He has seen the horrors of the war and having been busted down for seeking compassionate leave after witnessing the slow death of a mate on return from a mission, sees no reason to celebrate; he has no time for the Royal Family and has no idea the young woman who has attached herself limpet-like to him is heir to a dynasty he does not support.

Incredibly flimsy Royal propaganda .

All in all I thought it was very entertaining.....

Overall an interesting and entertaining 90 minutes.

The scenery, clothes and hair styles were wonderfully engrossing and seemed authentic - a rare treat.

Lazy and a waste of talent and time.

An Entertaining Picture That Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously .

An enjoyable film painstakingly and lovingly realised.

Very entertaining .

Then there's moments where the piece tries to stick a slight 'what-if' character-study type situation onto the surface - and only the surface - which feels very superficial, incredibly obvious and slightly inauthentic, considering the story itself is only loosely based around a rather mundane seeming event.

On a Saturday night there were just a grand total of 10 people in attendance - and 2 of those walked out half-way through.

A light-hearted slower-moving romp that is entertaining - and entertaining it is, as long as audiences know that fact-checking the events in the story would not be energy well-spent.