Her Majesty (2004)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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Average Rating: 6/10
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Which is more important -- loyalty to your friends, or making your dreams come true? A young girl is forced to make that difficult choice in this comedy-drama set in the early '50s. Elizabeth Wakefield (Sally Andrews) is a 12-year-old girl growing up in the small New Zealand town of Middleton. Elizabeth is fascinated by her namesake, the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, and when word gets out that The Queen may be visiting New Zealand, the schoolgirl sparks a letter-writing campaign to invite
Oct 6, 2001 Wide
Aug 29, 2006
Silicon Valley Film Fund - Official Site
Rachel E. Wallis
Queen Elizabeth II
Gordon's nifty scenario juggles various aspects -- ordinary brink-of-adolescence growing pains, multicultural-tolerance lessons, suspense gambits -- with entertaining skill.
Her Majesty has all the makings of a perfectly charming family picture, and then the plot runs off the rails.
Plots points and themes of imperialism and racism are hit on the nose repeatedly, until the audience takes a beating.
An outstanding family film about a teenage girl in New Zealand whose openness to others and yearning for justice is inspirational.
The story's conflicts come unexpectedly, and they are the reasons the film is as instructive as it is entertaining.
Its amateurish elements often betray the relatively low budget, and there's also a serious lack of energy.
Her Majesty has worse problems than a lack of realism, namely mediocre direction and acting that's at the level of bad community theatre.
doesn't wallow in saccharine. It tells a tough story without apologies, and in the end charms the most hard-hearted . . . with its sense of joy and of justice
An excess of tired elements lend the narrative the trite sensation of an ABC After-School Special.
Thinly drawn characters and ridiculous plot twists, not to mention being a rather sleepy, unengaging film anyway. But hey, no naughty stuff!
The movie has good intentions, but not much artistic merit behind them.
The interactions between Elizabeth and Hira Mata have a nice natural warmth.
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