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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Trivia

The dance Margaret shows Elizabeth is called the Lindy Hop Charleston, a popular dance of the swing era. See more »

Goofs

When the Princess and Jack arrive at the air field, we see them driving through a very run down clearly abandoned site, there is paint flaking from buildings and greenery growing from guttering and roadways, suggesting they haven't been used for a long time. While you might expect the site to look 'war torn', you wouldn't expect it to look, disused as it would now. See more »

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Elizabeth: Not a bloody word, alright?
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Projector: Man Up/A Royal Night Out (2015) See more »

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Two Lovely Black Eyes
Written by Charles Coborn
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in a nutshell....
18 May 2015 | by jfreer-88748See all my reviews

They certainly didn't let the truth get in the way of telling a good story when they wrote this one and I imagine apart from the fact that the Princess' went outside of the Palace to join in the VE celebrations I think that's about where it ends.

In saying that the movie is light and fluffy and watchable and more a good rainy day movie to watch at home. 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. I thought "P1 and P2" were great actors and made the movie for me and probably they are the main reason I would give this movie a 3/5 rather than a 2.

A watchable light movie with a fairytale storyline.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,847, 6 December 2015

Gross USA:

$228,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,779,170
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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