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A Royal Night Out (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 December 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Julian Jarrold
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Gadon ... Elizabeth
Bel Powley ... Margaret
Emily Watson ... Queen
Rupert Everett ... King
Mark Hadfield ... Mickey
Jack Laskey ... Lieutenant Pryce
Jack Gordon ... Lieutenant Burridge
Tim Potter ... Duty Manager
Annabel Leventon Annabel Leventon ... Lady MacCloud
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Jeffers
Jack Reynor ... Jack Hodges
Debra Penny ... Clippie
Ricky Champ ... Tough Soldier
Jack Brady ... Pub Landlord
Jessica Jay ... Girl at Trafalgar Square
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On VE Day in May 1945, as peace is declared across Europe and London is celebrating, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed to join the celebrations, against the Queen's wishes. The King, impressed by Elizabeth's pleading, asks her to report back on the people's feelings towards him and his midnight speech on the radio. Each girl, incognito, is chaperoned by a Royal Army officer with an itinerary to be back at Buckingham Palace by 1:00 a.m. Soon realizing the Queen's planned itinerary does not fulfill their expectations of fun and meeting the ordinary people, Margaret is the first to slip away from her escort, followed by Elizabeth. Both princesses are separated on two different buses and have their own night-long adventure. Margaret is befriended by a Royal Naval officer seeking to take advantage of what he believes is just an ordinary girl. Elizabeth meets and becomes acquainted with an airman who is AWOL (absent without leave). Margaret is led by her naval officer into a ... Written by Larry B.

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V-E Day, 1945. Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret escape the palace for...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls' Night Out See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,847, 6 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$197,973, 13 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The army jazz band featured during the Chelsea Barracks scene were actually members of the Echo 42 Jazz Band drafted in to be realistic extras. See more »

Goofs

In 1945 champagne would more likely have been drunk from champagne saucers not flutes. Although we do see Champagne Saucers forming the cascade which Margaret knocks over. See more »

Quotes

King: This never happened. You were in the Ritz all night.
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The opening credits play over clips of stock-footage from the time-period, including a short clip of Winston Churchill giving a speech. See more »


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The Hokey Cokey
Commonly regarded as traditional, but also attributed to Jimmy Kennedy (as James B Kennedy)
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Party all Night
9 May 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Not exactly of course, but then again this might not accurate on how things went down either. Depicting historical figures and a historical event (end of WWII, British crown and so forth) might not be something people are too interested to watch. But then if you like a feel good movie overall and a fish out of water story (loyalty mixing it up with common folk), then you might be right here.

Having said that, there is still some tough issues that want to be answered, but even when this gets darker, it never loses focus on the lightness that makes it work. So this isn't too critical or too dramatic, but it is entertaining, while being predictable in giving us the clichés we expect. Having said, costumes and settings are generally good and the acting is decent too


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