The Royal Nanny


Comedy / Drama / Romance

Plot summary

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Top cast

Rachel Skarsten Photo
Rachel Skarsten as Claire
Greta Scacchi Photo
Greta Scacchi as Juliet Lansbury
Dan Jeannotte Photo
Dan Jeannotte as Colin
Katie Sheridan Photo
Katie Sheridan as Princess Rose
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775.8 MB
English 2.0
30 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 180 / 279
1.55 GB
English 5.1
30 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 107 / 231

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vranger8 / 10

Quite different and enjoyable

I have a lot of upside to report about this movie and only a little downside.

Let's start with the downside, since it won't take long. The writers stretch for a BIG story and there just wasn't room for it all in the 90 minutes or so of screen time these films run without commercials. The plot included (a) bad guy intrigue, (b) security service procedural elements, (c) a father who couldn't get home for Christmas, (d) the "undercover nanny" trying to fit in and win the loyalty of the children, (e) the romance with their royal uncle, (f) a Christmas charity drive, and (g) sage advice from the older "head of nannies".

They needed to drop at least a couple of those sub-plots and devote more time to (a),(d) and (e). With all the moving parts, I didn't feel the more important story elements got all the attention they needed to drive them home.

However, on the good side, the writers came up with a completely different idea than we've seen in these Hallmark Christmas films before with intrigue, and a kidnapping plot threatening children(!!),and actual kidnapping of their uncle when the nanny/operative saved the children.

They could have ramped up the tension more with a shootout instead of an umbrella rescue assault, but it wouldn't have been as amusing.

There were audible chuckles here and the leads worked well together. About the only cliche was the ubiquitous "interrupted kiss".

This movie doesn't have the warmth that's the frequent factor drawing us to repeat viewings, but I'm sure we'll watch it at least once more in the coming years.

Reviewed by grammajanie-2881110 / 10

Clever, fun and way above the norm

I can only say bravo all around. I have to admit that the royal genre is not my favorite in these rom-com offerings, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It's a little less unrealistic than most and the family dynamics made you see the members as real people with real problems rather than a fairytale setting. This is a solid cast that works well together and involves you in the plot so well that you overlook the places where reality is stretched a bit. Rachel Skarsten is such a capable actress and this may be one of her best roles yet. The filming location of Brussels was close enough in overall look to fool a non-Londoner and the British accents were quite plausible. It's a bit of a spoof on a spy movie (that's where the fun comes in). Overall this movie holds its own against other holiday favorites and will become one of mine. It is worth the watch.

Reviewed by vintagegeek10 / 10

Fun Pleasant Evening

We enjoyed the characters and the actors and actresses very much. The story, although a little off, followed along naturally in a typical pleasant Hallmark fashion. It was a cozy evening, easy to watch movie. The children actors were not obnoxious and actually knew their lines. The Royal movies often go astray with an abundance of awful uniforms, mean old fathers or grandmothers, protocol, and newspaper headline catastrophes. We were glad the bypassed the, oh you screwed up - breakup routine in favor of an actual story. We'd like to see more stories without the misconstruance by one or both primary actors.

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