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Her Majesty (2001)

PG  |   |  Family  |  20 January 2005 (New Zealand)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Andrews ...
Elizabeth Wakefield
Anna Sheridan ...
Annabel Leach
Mark Clare ...
John Wakefield
Alison Routledge ...
Victoria Wakefield
Geoff Snell ...
Nigel Osgood
Craig Elliott ...
Stuart Wakefield
Patrick Morrison ...
Todd Emerson ...
Alexander Gandar ...
Anton Tennet ...
Robert Davies
Stuart Devenie ...
Headmaster Stringfellow
Rachel Wallis ...
Queen Elizabeth II (as Rachel E. Wallis)
Chris Hollyer ...
Chris Tippett ...
Thomas Cook
Virginia Wickham ...
Rachel Wickstead


Elizabeth is a popular thirteen year old who can't wait for the day the Queen of England visits her quaint New Zealand hometown. Her excitement becomes almost too much to bear upon learning that she might get to meet the Queen face to face! But as the rest of the town busies itself in eager anticipation of the big day, Elizabeth finds herself drawn to the elderly and mysterious outcast Hira. Written by Anonymous

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Two worlds. One day will change their lives forever.



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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »


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Ihre Majestät  »

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I enjoyed the movie for its examination of personal values.
26 June 2002 | by (San Luis Obispo, CA) – See all my reviews

Her Majesty examines the dilemma of a young girl who faces conflicting demands from her friends and family and her reactions to those pressures. Although set in New Zealand in the 1950's, the situations are universal and timeless. The movie covers racial prejudice, peer pressure, and parental influence in ways that allow an audience of any age to follow that part of the movie with which they most identify.

The breathtaking scenery provided a beautiful backdrop against which to set the show. I was transported to a different time and place but felt like I was there. I was drawn to the struggle of the young girl to do what she thought was right even though it appeared she would have to pay a severe price to do so. Her character and that of the old Maori woman were well developed during the entire length of the movie and provided an in-depth look at how they deal with their place in the community. This was a pleasant change from most movies where the characters and their motivations are superficial or trite.

This is a movie suitable for all ages that keeps your attention based on the plot and the characters rather than stunts or violence. I was able to see it while on a trip to Los Angeles and keep hoping for a wider release so my friends here can have a chance to see it as well.

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