Great and entertaining movie. Mostly excellent casting, superb acting and well written. No-one could have played the Queen better than Helen Mirren. However, while I conceed the archival footage is accurate and some of the public scenes, I doubt very much else is.
Our Queen is a confident and decisive woman and quite surely ready to recognise if she has made an error of judgement and will readily correct such an error. She is not a doubtful woman who sits around and ponders in a melancholic manner.
A few things that distracted me during the movie:
Watch how many black hunting dogs bound into the Land Rover and how many leap out.
The royal she, did not need to remind a lackey on her Balmoral estate that she knew how motor cars work. He would have full well known that. We all know she knows how pre 1945 motors work and how to drive them.
Still dial phones at Balmoral when Princess Diana died? Maybe. Perhaps because she only ever picked up the receiver and never actually dialled out.
Tony Blair talking to Her Maj from his own home on a nineties cordless phone. Bit of a security risk I would have thought.
But don't let me spoil it. It was enjoyable and at times a moving movie.
Best role goes to the bolshie Cherie Blair character, but Prince Philip was good too.
Did I beat you to see it Jah Teh?