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Royal Wedding Reviews

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April 29, 2011
Let's hope they don't remake this in honour of William and Catherine.
March 27, 2011
Not much of a plot, great songs though.
½ March 11, 2011
Not the best plot in the world, but it has some really good musical numbers.
Super Reviewer
½ October 28, 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.
September 4, 2010
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.
August 17, 2010
Stanley Donen n'est toujours pas au niveau de "Chantons sous la pluie" mais l'intrigue assez faible est l'occasion de numéros de danse et claquettes plutôt réussis en particulier celui où Fred Astaire rêve et danse sur les murs et au plafond de sa chambre. Correct sans plus.
July 6, 2010
I realize that the whole purpose of going to a musical such as this is to see Fred dance & see the guy get the girl. That is about all that went on in this movie. Musical or not, I need a plot. This film had one...extremely weak, but it did have one. Fred dancing on the ceiling & dancing with a coat rack is worth the price of admission. If one wants a plot or one wants to show the world that musicals are true movies with story and all that, look somewhere else.
MissMorganLeee
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...
March 17, 2010
The plot is fatuous (even more so than usual), the musical numbers unmemorable, but such sins are easily forgiven thanks to Fred Astaire's iconic "dancing on the ceiling" routine. Apart from that there's really not much going on here, but really... do you need anything else?
February 18, 2010
average song-and-dance flick
January 14, 2010
my fav Fred Astaire movie.
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...?
August 12, 2009
Fred Astaire's solo numbers are decent, but otherwise, the film is not worth watching... except if one finds something remarkable in a brother-sister act in which brother and sister are a bit too close.
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.
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.
½ June 12, 2009
The story isn't really up to par with the dancing, but the dancing itself is enjoyable.
Super Reviewer
June 3, 2009
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.
April 30, 2009
Definitely not as good as Top Hat. There are a few good dance numbers (Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling is the most memorable one), but the love stories seem forced and fake. Plus, the technicolor makes all the actors look old and unattractive. Honestly, if the movie were in black and white, I probably would have given it an extra star.
½ April 12, 2009
Jane Powell (as Ellen Bowen) was a surprisingly adept partner for Fred Astaire for those of us who know her best as a brilliant soprano songstress. She kept up with him, step for step. She's probably best known for her fabulous voice as showcased in [i]Seven Brides for Seven Brothers[/i], but she brought in the wonderful tune, "Too Late Now," here in [i]Royal Wedding[/i]. Astaire was his typical debonair self, and his role is reminiscent of that in [i]Three Little Words[/i]. The plot of [i]Royal Wedding[/i] is easy to follow and serves as a great backdrop for Astaire and Powell and their respective musical talents. And yes, Sarah Churchill is Winston's daughter. This film is worth seeing.
April 8, 2009
I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT !
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