A Royal Night Out takes two happy-go-plucky princesses from the Ritz to the rubble. V.E. Day in London is thoroughly recreated with tremendous production and costume design, lending to an all-encompassing arena for its performers.
Ably led by Sarah Gadon as the once and future queen, the entire ensemble give so much that they risk hamming it up. The standouts, however, form too large a crowd to name.
The confines of A Royal Night Out prevents elevation above a jolly good, frequently amusing and rather enjoyable film, but what more could a princess ask for?
An imaginative fish out of water in a unique time in our history, fully realised through first-class design and plummy acting; happy and glorious indeed.
CAST: Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Reynor, Roger Allam, Bel Powley, Ruth Sheen
DIRECTOR: Julian Jarrold
WRITERS: Trevor De Silva, Kevin Hood
SYNOPSIS: As peace extends across Europe On V.E. Day in 1945, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations.
A preview screening of A Royal Night Out was kindly provided by Lionsgate and Feref.