Twentieth Century Fox has released a new movie on DVD and Digital HD, A Royal Night Out, available today. Anyone who loves romantic comedies, stories based on historical events and the British royal family will enjoy this cinematic offering.
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Inspired by true events, A Royal Night Out is a charming romantic comedy that recounts the glorious celebration of the end of World War II in Europe — and the singular evening when Princess Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) leave the confines of Buckingham Palace to join the festivities. Quickly giving their chaperones the slip, the young royals venture out into London for a whirlwind adventure filled with excitement, danger and the flutters of first love.
Co-starring Rupert Everett, Emily Watson and Jack Reynor, A Royal Night Out is a fanciful tale about two real-life princesses who long to feel normal on the most extraordinary night of their lives!
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I love historical fiction, no matter the time or place in which it’s set. I enjoy being transported through time and space to “experience” human activity and explore laws, customs, and interactions as they may have occurred. Human interaction is such a complicated thing sometimes. More and more the lines between what is acceptable or appropriate or legal and what is not can be so blurred that it’s interesting to peek back into a time when these issues seemed more defined and clear, or so we think. The fascinating thing when looking back into history is that, though there seemed to be more defined rules in society, even then there were those who didn’t fit the mold, follow convention and those who outright defied the status quo.
While this film was not necessarily a dramatic presentation of s social issue, but rather a light comedy piece, it did present a bit of a peek into the royal family and showed that even they sometimes struggle with impropriety and wanting to just be free to explore themselves and experience life in a manner free of strict rules.
My two daughters and I very much enjoyed the story line and the actors performances. As one of many who have an interest in the royal family, I found myself particularly drawn to the Sarah Gadon’s character. I never imagined that Queen Elizibeth could ever have been a young woman who sought to have an adventure and be free of her royal constraints. I feel as though the thought should have occurred to me, and I can’t imagine why the idea hasn’t. It seems, now that I think about it, so natural for her to have the desire for freedom that many young people have at that age.
A Royal Night Out would make a wonderful family movie night choice for anyone who enjoys all things royal family related and likes a good laugh. Are you a fan of the royal family? Do you think you would enjoy watching this film?
Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of A Royal Night Out DVD to facilitate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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