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Royal Wedding Reviews

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June 7, 2007
A fun movie about a brother-sister dancing duo who are used to traveling and attention and how they each grow up to find true love.
Jane Powell plays a cute and glowing part! :)
May 27, 2013
The only downside here is \sarah Churchill !
April 2, 2014
Enjoyable Astaire vehicle with a brilliant scene where he dances on all four walls, ceiling and floor of a room in the same uncut shot.
February 22, 2014
It breezes by with hilarity and entertainment. It features one of Fred's more famous dance sequence, him dancing on the wall and ceiling, is quite a sight to behold. There isn't anything exceptional about this movie other than the dancing and music. And why should there be? You have Fred Astaire and Jane Powell doing what they do best. Although, if there was one exceptional thing about this movie to take from, it's that Fred Astaire can even make a coat hanger a wonderful dancer.
½ December 22, 2013
The movie is memorable for its famous ceiling dance and coat hanger dance. In fact, all the musical numbers are great. The love story was just okay and it would have made sense to just make Fred Astaire and Jane Powell's characters lovers instead of siblings.

Grade: B+
December 16, 2013
gets a star 4 dancing on the ceiling
½ October 21, 2013
Making Astaire amd Jane Powell brother/sister really drains the dramatic tension out of the film, especially since they do the majority of the dancing together. Winston Chuchill's daughter Sarah is a bore, at least in this. Just a bottom of the barrell musical, not even Fred's dancing on he walls scene can help to save this movie. All of the musical numbers are subpar. and even Astaire's dancing suffers. He also looks older here than he does in later films like The Band Wagon.
October 9, 2013
Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling -- that's worth three stars alone.
November 30, 2012
fred astaire never failed to bring such a good movie :)
December 7, 2012
Worth finding and watching!
½ January 19, 2012
The story isn't that interesting, and nothing much really goes on, but the performances are incredible, especially the great Fred Astaire, who is a fantastic spectacle to watch. And Jane Powell is a delight as well.
August 18, 2011
Good watch. Tom (Astaire) and his sister Ellen (Powell) are a brother and sister dancing act, and are shocked to find themselves booked to give a show for Princess Elizabeth's wedding in England. Once their, they both unexpectedly find love, Tom a dancer (Churchill), and Ellen Lord Brindale. Will it get in the way of the show? "Royal Wedding" may not be as good as "The Band Wagon" or "Meet Me in St. Louis", but it certainly is a fun find! Fred and Jane are surprisingly great as siblings, and was considered to copy Fred and his sister Adele's relationship back when they performed together. This movie wouldn't be half as fun though if they didn't have Stanley Donen as a director. This was his first real directing job, and had already had experience working with Gene Kelly in "Cover Girl" and "On the Town" so at this point he knew what he was doing. It was him that added all of the fun scenes in both the movies, and showed his brilliance when he had Astaire dancing on the ceiling! That's a cool thing to see, and I actually researched it to find out how they actually filmed it. I was that good! This was one of the last Technicolor musicals after gradually shifting to CinemaScope and Deluxe, and it certainly looks good. Hint for the other viewers: skip this on play instantly-- it looks terrible. I caught this on TCM and found it to look very vibrant, and trust me, you wouldn't want to miss out on it! "Royal Wedding" might not be the best of the best, but is certainly a movie that will put you in a good mood.
March 27, 2011
Not much of a plot, great songs though.
Super Reviewer
½ September 5, 2010
If you love silly love stories with song and dance numbers and a happy ending, you'll like this movie, not love it, but like it. Personally I was bored with all the dancing, and the story didn't keep my interest, but it's not that bad.
November 12, 2009
Dancing on the ceiling was never so well done by anyone. A classic for any library, Royal Wedding shows off Astaire in all his tap dancing glory.

While not a film to watch repeatedly, let some time go by and enjoy it again.
Super Reviewer
April 19, 2010
I wasnt crazy about Jane Powell's singing but hey! its fred Astaire. DANCING ON THE CIELING! nothing can go wrong. His girl is not that pretty though...
February 18, 2010
average song-and-dance flick
December 18, 2009
SO boring. This movie features the infamous scene where Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling and walls; that is the only highlight. Oh, and Peter Lawford plays a very boring role. Did I say boring enough...?
½ July 13, 2009
Jane Powell has a terrific natural charm, Fred Astaire is always classy and was a pleasure to see dancing on walls and performing Vaudeville character work, and the two together had great chemistry. the rest of the film was pretty average--some decent songs, but not the most engaging story or the most exciting cast. Wynn was semi-enjoyable, but Peter Lawford was very wooden and Sarah Churchill doesn't have a fourth of the personality of her father. definitely some fun camera work, though--you could tell they really wanted to play around with techniques. overall entertaining, but not outstanding.
Super Reviewer
August 22, 2007
Most famous for Astaire dancing around the walls and ceiling of a room during a daydream. Fred's and Jane's performances aren't great otherwise. The story is all just loosely thrown together with as many excuses for dance numbers as possible.
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