'Royals & Romance: 3-Film Collection'
(Murray Fraser, Tiffany Smith, Camilla Luddington, Nico Evers-Swindell, Victoria Tennant, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2019 / LGF)
Overview: A new collection of Lifetime®’s modern-day fairy tale romances comes home when 'Royals & Romance: 3-Film Collection' arrives on DVD November 12th, 2019 from Lionsgate.
Based on the romances between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Prince William and Kate Middleton, the collection features three Lifetime movies; including 'Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal' (2019), 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance' (2018), and 'William & Kate' (2011).
DVD Verdict: In 'A Royal Romance', bad-boy Prince Harry finds love with television star Meghan Markle, and their whirlwind romance wins the hearts of the public.
This movie turned out to be surprisingly entertaining. The cast is good with a striking physical resemblance of Parisa to Meghan. She also acts very well, better than required for this kind of movie and creates a lot of sympathy for her obstacles and the very unique position she is in.
Her family troubles are also mentioned. The writers make use of some dramatic license to create enough passion and romance to entertain throughout.
Murray Fraser is better looking than the real Harry. The actresses who play Diana and the Queen look a lot like them. Only thing I didn't like were the things they made Kate Middleton say seemed like the were too aggressive to be from her mouth.
Also, sorry, bit I didn't like Harry saying something nice to Camilla, given that there was also evident a wee bit too much angst about Diana floating around.
'Becoming Royal' continues the love story of Harry and Meghan, showing the ups and downs of marriage and life inside the royal family, culminating with the joyful announcement of their baby-to-be.
Lifetime continues to show us, through their own eyes, of course, how fascinating it is how Meghan deals with all the problems with fitting in, her family and criticism by the press.
New actress (to the role) Tiffany Smith who plays Meghan looks like her sometimes though she isn't as pretty as the real Meghan or the actress in the first Lifetime movie.
Some parts are quite moving like her nightmare of a father and haters. A good amount of the dialogue is unlikely and sounds like platitudes. The big quarrel is contrived beyond all shadow of a doubt, sorry.
William looks like the real one but the actress who plays the Queen is too big and doesn't act like the Queen. The worst casting is the actor who plays Harry doesn't look like Harry at all. The one in the previous movie was a better fit.
'William & Kate' follows the eight-year courtship between Prince William and Kate Middleton at St. Andrews from their storybook romance and engagement to their eagerly awaited royal wedding.
All I can say is that I wish the people behind this film had just taken a bit more time to put this together - I would have not minded waiting another couple of months if the film would be historically accurate, have good dialogue, and not feel rushed, with many things feeling looked over.
One of my main concerns is that the time frame in the film jumps dramatically between scenes, leaving me confused as to what was happening.
Particular important days were played out very slowly, and then suddenly the film jumped to nearly a year! By the end of the movie I thought I had been cheated of some very important moments in the relationship that could just not have either fitted in the time frame the director had to create the movie, or was left out in the screenplay.
There are some good heated scenes, particularly between Charles and William, that have good dialogue, but most of the dialogue is either cheesy and very formal for what I would imagine the "People's Prince" to use; or very informal and not at all what William would say (particularly scenes involving his friends).
in conclusion, one to watch for Royal fans (like me), its a very romantic and quick look that scratches the surface at how William and Kate met, and the ending scene is very sweet. If you can bear the probable inaccuracies and rushed dialogue/time, then this is for you! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
The 'Royals & Romance: 3-Film Collection' DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.