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Her Majesty

Her Majesty (2001)

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43

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 4

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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

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Drama, Kids & Family

Aug 29, 2006

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It's a nice study of a young girl's happy obsession.

February 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Denver Post
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Gordon's nifty scenario juggles various aspects -- ordinary brink-of-adolescence growing pains, multicultural-tolerance lessons, suspense gambits -- with entertaining skill.

May 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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Too earnest for its own good.

February 18, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Her Majesty has all the makings of a perfectly charming family picture, and then the plot runs off the rails.

February 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Plots points and themes of imperialism and racism are hit on the nose repeatedly, until the audience takes a beating.

February 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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So jammed with silly elements that it makes one weary.

November 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
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Poignant story about tolerance and friendship.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

An outstanding family film about a teenage girl in New Zealand whose openness to others and yearning for justice is inspirational.

June 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The story's conflicts come unexpectedly, and they are the reasons the film is as instructive as it is entertaining.

May 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Tampa Tribune

An enjoyable family viewing experience.

May 11, 2005 Full Review Source: New Times
New Times

Its amateurish elements often betray the relatively low budget, and there's also a serious lack of energy.

February 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Her Majesty has worse problems than a lack of realism, namely mediocre direction and acting that's at the level of bad community theatre.

February 17, 2005
Groucho Reviews

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

February 16, 2005 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

An excess of tired elements lend the narrative the trite sensation of an ABC After-School Special.

February 15, 2005
Palo Alto Weekly

Thinly drawn characters and ridiculous plot twists, not to mention being a rather sleepy, unengaging film anyway. But hey, no naughty stuff!

February 15, 2005 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

The movie has good intentions, but not much artistic merit behind them.

November 11, 2004
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The interactions between Elizabeth and Hira Mata have a nice natural warmth.

August 1, 2004 Full Review
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

This magical story follows a 13 year old girl in New Zealand who dreams that Queen Elizabeth will visit her small village of Middleton.

May 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

Despite its clunkier moments, Her Majesty generally works because it realizes that kids often understand adult foibles much better than grownups themselves.

April 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

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Nice film for young teens. Very sweet...
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