Her Majesty Reviews
I rated this a 6 because there was something I liked about it in spite of its
shortcomings in the filmmaking department. It's trying to be somewhere between "Whale Rider" and "The Dish". Nothing wrong there as far as I'm concerned. I'd love to see more films like those two. I find "Her Majesty" to be a noble attempt for a first time director. I heard Mark Gordon speak at an early showing of this film. He wrote the story and tried really hard to find someone else to direct it. Finally he figured out that the only way to get it made was to direct it himself.
I think he did a passable job, considering. Sure it has plenty of rough spots, but it also has some really good moments as well. At times it feels like an after-school TV special, at other times it succeeds at being the film it wants to be. I found it worth the price of admission, and so did my 13-year-old.