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William & Kate (2011)

At university, Prince William and Kate Middleton fall in love. However, their relationship becomes strained under intense media scrutiny.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate Middleton
... Prince William
... Celia
... Helicopter Flight Instructor
... Prince Charles
... Carole Middleton
Samantha Whittaker ... Olivia Martin
... Margaret Hemmings-Wellington
... Ian Musgrave
... Derek Rogers (as Richard Reid)
... Mike Middleton
Theo Cross ... Trevor
... Vanessa Rose Bellows
... Pippa Middleton
... Jigsaw Woman
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Handsome, smart, charming prince William, eldest son of Charles prince of Wales, becomes Scotland's oldest university St. Andrews's first-ever royal student, hoping to minimize contact with the press which harassed his mother almost to her fatal car crash. William's inner circle, fellow Etonians and irresistible playful roommate Ian Musgrave, is enlarged with industrialist Michael Middleton's daughter Kate, who becomes his regular girlfriend. prince Charles approves of all of them. During William's long military trainings, the press focuses on 'Waity Katie', who starts doubting if William remains committed to her. Written by KGF Vissers

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William & Kate - Ein Märchen wird wahr  »

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's mother is played by actress Serena Scott Thomas, who previously played Princess Diana in the made-for-television film, Diana: Her True Story (1993). See more »

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William's 'Royal Air Force' uniform is actually an American Air Force uniform. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 26 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Pretty poor and unnecessary
28 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Now I understand that William and Kate was made in haste, that actually didn't bother me. And I don't mind romantic comedies, though I am also not a fan of the genre either, and I wasn't expecting a history lesson either while watching William and Kate.

But- I am really sorry, I didn't see the point of this movie. Now I will say I did like the glossy sheen to the film's look and I loved the locations. And while I thought little of the acting, two actors did at least try. One was Nico Evers-Swindell, while not looking much like William he does try very hard acting-wise and it shows. The other is Ben Cross as Prince Charles, it is not a great performance by all means, but he does take a fair stab at the accent and mannerisms.

But the other acting is pretty dire. Camilla Luddington fits the bill better than Evers-Swindell looks-wise does but the good things end there. Her acting is very forced and she has a very inconsistent accent. The pace is a let down as well, some of it is rushed(I blame the direction mostly in regards to this) not helped by a running-time that is too short, and some scenes move very pedantically and slowly contributing to the dullness of the romantic aspect to this film.

The story is structured poorly. It didn't bother me that the film was highly inaccurate and fictionalised. What actually did bother me was that a lot of it is uninteresting and dull and filled with clichés- not just in the story elements and characters but also in the tag line!- that have been used to death. In fact, the whole is largely reminiscent of a badly done soap opera. Also neither the comedy or romantic(which the film emphasises more of) aspects here work. The comedy is cheesy and contrived and the romance is unconvincing further disadvantaged by the lack of genuine chemistry between the two leads.

Where William and Kate really fails is in the direction and screenplay. The direction is awful, the overall impression I got of the direction here was that it was soulless and sluggish, and as for some of the camera angles they were very rushed in look and oddly placed and focused. The screenplay if humanly possible was even worse. A vast majority of the dialogue was excruciatingly embarrassing, rather than being amused or touched I found myself grimacing or making WTF? faces. And did I mention that there is a complete lack of likability or sympathy for the characters? All in all, poor and unnecessary with only the glossy look and two decent actors salvaging it from being a complete stinker. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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