Her Majesty

2001 PG 1h 44m DVD

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Her Majesty

2001 PG 1h 44m DVD
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Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Wakefield (Sally Andrews) lives in the quaint town of Middleton, New Zealand, and her lifelong dream of meeting Queen Elizabeth looks as if it may come true when the queen schedules a visit. But the youngster's loyalties (and priorities) are tested when her friend Hira (Vicky Haughton), a Maori tribeswoman, runs afoul of local authorities. It seems her eyesore of a house is smack-dab in the middle of the parade route.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
  • Sally Andrews
  • Anna Sheridan
  • Mark Clare
  • Alison Routledge
  • Geoff Snell
  • Craig Elliott
  • Patrick Morrison
  • Todd Emerson
  • Alexander Gandar
  • Anton Tennet
  • Stuart Devenie
  • Rachel Wallis
  • Chris Hollyer
  • Chris Tippett
  • Virginia Wickham
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Reviews

age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there is some mild swearing ("hell," "damn," "ass") and a few minor sexual references (Elizabeth's brother comments on her undeveloped chest and the town's mayor has an affair with a prominent woman). Hira Mata smokes a pipe and Elizabeth's brother Stuart and his friends drink alcohol (Stuart is promptly punished). Stuart constantly displays bad behavior, from smashing a window and making disparaging remarks about the Maoris to attempting to burn down a house, but the movie makes it clear that his actions are not acceptable. The movie very directly attacks racist attitudes and promotes embracing and celebrating other cultures. Elizabeth is a positive, strong role model.

Sexual Content

The mayor has an affair; a brother calls his sister "flat-chested". Elizabeth has an innocent crush on her drill team leader.

Violence

Elizabeth points a gun in order to stop her brother from burning down a house.

Language

Some mild language, including "damn" and "hell".

Social Behavior

Elizabeth's brother behaves badly (he vandalizes a garden, throws a rock at a window, lies, torments his sister, makes racist comments, and tries to burn down a house), but the movie makes it clear that his actions are not acceptable. Tolerance and appreciation of other cultures is a theme of the movie.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Hira smokes a pipe; some teenage boys drink alcohol.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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