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‘The Royal Treatment’ Movie Review – A Rom-Com that Fails to Deliver in its Genre

There is nothing more disappointing than watching a romantic comedy lacking both comedy and that ability to capture the all-encompassing love that sweeps you off your feet

Aalaya Sonti - Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:04:56 +0000 2019 Views
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"The Royal Treatment," the new Netflix release, boasts 90 minutes of brainless entertainment that falls short in its genre. The plot of the play revolves around the love story between hairdresser Izzy and extravagant and flamboyant Prince Thomas, who is tired of this royal life.


The makers seem to have come up with a beg middle and end, completely disregarding the characters, their development arc, or the reason behind their actions.


The story is predicted from start to finish. The main weakness of the story would be the weak script and a lack of effort in character development. There is no depth to the characters, nor are they responsible for changing the direction of the plot. They just play a part in bringing the script to its conclusion. This makes the characterization faulty and the story predictable and thus boring. 


Izzy strikes as the classic Cinderella princess - the kind-hearted heroine filled with morals and values. She is however so good that she is unable to stand for herself and her dreams and simply gives in to the wants and desires of her mother. This girl is kind, absolutely faultless, and is the epitome of a stoic character.


In contrast, the Prince is someone who wants control over his life and a carefree way of living. However, his status and position prevent him from living that way.


In addition to her virtues, Izzy mingles with everyone around her, cheering, dancing, and jumping with everyone she meets. In an era where even romances produce complex characters with flesh and individuality, this just out of fairy tale character fails to connect with the audience. The overstated nature of her goodness can get overbearing and pompous.


Many of the events in this story have no reason for their occurrence. One cannot help but wonder what makes her stand out from her sisters, why she is treated as the main character, or why the prince visits her salon in just 5 minutes of meeting her. This shows how the characters simply follow directions in order to reach the end of the story.


There is a lot of unnecessary overaction by the sisters and their scenes that undermine the comedy element. This movie should have focused more on the relationship between the prince and Izzy, giving them more details or meetings before they connect or get along. Again, the ending dictates how the story unfolds, not the characters.


The makers seem to have come up with a beg middle and end, completely disregarding the characters, their development arc, or the reason behind their actions.


Every dialogue is overwritten to the point of being pedantic. Here, more is more. Fewer dialogues might've added more realism and credibility with the audience it is catered to. In addition to the obvious, several dialogues were both unnecessary, extremely corny, and cliché. "Be the change you want to see in the world" is a good example.


Overall, the story is predictable and best suited to children. With several other better narrated rom coms with complex characterization and a love that sweeps you off your feet, this movie can easily be skipped. 


Final Score – [6/10]
Reviewed by – Aalaya Sonti
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