Say, chaps. Did you hear about two princesses who have gone incognito in the streets of London? Well, it hasn’t happened today but it did in real life – about seventy years ago to be exact. All is relieved in the latest British Comedy film, A Royal Night Out which had its full realise a week ago.
I first heard of A Royal Night Out when I saw a film poster at a nearby bus stop and when I returned home, I saw the trailer. For weeks and weeks, I’ve been really into it. I had high hopes for it, especially from actress, Bel Powley who plays Princess Margaret. I couldn’t wait, despite the mixed reviews from others. So today, I had the opportunity to see it with my lovely cousin and it didn’t fail to disappoint. Since Cinderella, I felt that I was engaged from start to finish and I’m glad that I saw it (especially it had special granted permission from the Royal Palace. 🙂 )
From right: Sarah Gadon as Her Majesty, Jack Reynor as Jack and Bel Powley as Princess Margaret.
The scenes were pretty interesting. I loved the storyline of Jack (played Jack Reynor); at first, I thought he was a jerk but as the film went on, I began to have a soft spot for him. I adored the scenes that Jack and the Queen (Princess Elizabeth, who is played by Sarah Gadon). They were inspirational, warming and wonderful. Also, I love Powley’s scenes as Princess Margaret; they were quite entertaining, exciting and sometimes, very scary. I couldn’t stop watching all three of them.
The cast were astounding. I especially liked Bel Powley’s portrayal of Princess Margaret; I think Powley should have an award for the role. I couldn’t help myself but laugh away at her funniest lines. I think favourite line of hers is this:
Mickey: Does the tiara rather give the game away, Ma’am?
This truly is a top-notch line.
I also love Sarah Gadon; she has delivered an inspirational portrayal of the Queen, with charm and wonderful personality. And to top it all off, I liked Emily Watson, and Rupert Everett’s portrayals of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. I really enjoyed watching them so much, especially Everett.
From left: Bel Powley, Sarah Gadon and Rupert Everett as King George VI.
The costumes, made by Claire Anderson are spectacular; they truly amazing, especially the two dresses worn by Gadon and Powley. I also like Gadon’s military uniform as well as Reynor’s, especially since it’s in a different colour. And lastly in the costume department, I give credit to Powley’s V.E blue dress. It is a crowning glory in its own right.
Although the music doesn’t have any proper songs (like in Divergent), I thought all the instrumental pieces were prefect for the film. My particular favourite is In the Mood by Glenn Miller and I cannot stop dancing to it, even listening to it now. 😉
Overall, A Royal Night Out has been a jolly, happy-go-lucky and inspirational film. Sure most of it is fiction, but I absolutely love everything in it. So if you want a film that is joyful, funny and has full of character, I recommend seeing this one. Forget spending a night out, because this movie will be sure to give you a totally, cracking time out; just the perfect excuse to go the cinema. 🙂