Her Majesty
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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 The Queen to Middleton, with the help of her best friend, Annabel (Anna Sheridan). The good news… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a nice study of a young girl's happy obsession."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Her Majesty has all the makings of a perfectly charming family picture, and then the plot runs off the rails."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Poignant story about tolerance and friendship."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"An enjoyable family viewing experience."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"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"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Gordon's nifty scenario juggles various aspects -- ordinary brink-of-adolescence growing pains, multicultural-tolerance lessons, suspense gambits -- with entertaining skill."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Plots points and themes of imperialism and racism are hit on the nose repeatedly, until the audience takes a beating."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"An outstanding family film about a teenage girl in New Zealand whose openness to others and yearning for justice is inspirational."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Its amateurish elements often betray the relatively low budget, and there's also a serious lack of energy."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"An excess of tired elements lend the narrative the trite sensation of an ABC After-School Special."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"Too earnest for its own good."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"So jammed with silly elements that it makes one weary."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"The story's conflicts come unexpectedly, and they are the reasons the film is as instructive as it is entertaining."
‑ Bob Ross, Tampa Tribune
"Her Majesty has worse problems than a lack of realism, namely mediocre direction and acting that's at the level of bad community theatre."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Thinly drawn characters and ridiculous plot twists, not to mention being a rather sleepy, unengaging film anyway. But hey, no naughty stuff!"
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
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