It's VE Day, 1945, and across Europe people are celebrating the end of the war. London overflows with celebration and excess and two young ladies are allowed out for the first time to join the party. These are no ordinary ladies as their home is Buckingham Palace and our two girls are Margaret and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth! Inspired by true events.
Surprisingly enjoyable right royal hokum
- A Royal Night Out review by PV
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You rated this film: 4
I didn't have great expectations of this film, knowing it was based on an absurdity and events that did not happen. True, the future Queen and her sister Margaret DID go out into the crowd in front of Buck House on VE day - but that's it. Nothing else portrayed in the movie is true.
But it is a very well made and entertaining picture, with some great acting (and top actors like Roger Allam are in it!) and a sharp script.
Not over-long so it does not flag or sag either.
So long as you don't take it too seriously and enjoy the fictional fun, you'll enjoy it. Forget history - this is fiction, which, as writers know, contains more emotional truth than history books even could.