The Royal Treatment (2022) Review: Laura Marano Starrer is Another Generic Rom-Com

The Royal Treatment is a comedy-romance movie directed by Rick Jacobson and stars Laura Marano, Mena Massoud and Chelsie Preston Crayford, alongside other cast members. The movie has a runtime of 96 minutes.

Netflix describes the movie as:

New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince, but when sparks between them fly, will love or duty prevail?

– The Royal Treatment review does not contain spoilers –

There are a lot of things that I like about cheesy rom-coms. The way that they unabashedly go forward with the same-old storyline year after year yet are able to pull in throngs of viewers to watch them is truly inspiring. There’s is just something about Christmas movies that have that effect on you, especially during that time of the year. However, when a Christmas movie not set during the holidays comes out in January, your mind is clearer and you don’t have Christmas-scented candles fogging your decisions. This is where The Royal Treatment falls for me.

It is difficult to take The Royal Treatment seriously. Right from the get-go, everyone is just so animated and downright rude that it’s difficult to take anyone seriously. Our protagonist, and resident manic pixie girl, Izzy does it all with a rather rude temperament. Some might say it’s the Italian in her, I just call it bad manners.

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She pushes Thomas around and is outright hostile towards him for no reason. Ok, maybe for reason, but come on. The supporting cast, too, is just so excited about everything around them. Izzy’s family and friends feel controlling and exhausting and the constant screaming and overreaction get on your nerves from the very first moment.

For anyone who hasn’t had enough of the Christmas movies out there, do I have news for you! The Royal Treatment, if you haven’t figured it out yet, is about a woman who goes to a royal wedding to do hair and makeup and of course, they fall in love and yada yada yada. It’s nothing new and will remind you of The Princess Switch. Unfortunately for this movie though, it doesn’t have the sheer madness of the other one and is nothing but bland.

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The problem is, it’s bland because it is just so over-the-top, yet follows a story that these Netflix movies are so familiar with. On top of that, Izzy is just unfathomably annoying. Let me tell you, no one talks the way that Izzy does. It’s shocking that the makers thought that that’s something that a normal person would speak like. Just thinking about being that excited about everything makes me want to go to bed.

So, why should you watch The Royal Treatment? Honestly, you don’t have to. I don’t have any positives to showcases to make excuses for the movie. However, it does star two very attractive people in the lead so that’s a plus. Also, the problem that Izzy and Thomas face gets solved very fast and very easily so if you’re someone who loves easy dramas, this is a good investment. But, in all honesty? Watch The Princess Switch for the sheer insanity and the entertainment factor of it.

Summing up: The Royal Treatment

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The Royal Treatment is a royal bore. There are a few sweet moments here and there but for the most part, it’s quite the annoying movie that looks and feels similar to so many movies before it. If you’ve ever watched any Christmas movie, you’ll know what I mean. It’s a good way to pass the time without paying much attention. But if you’re looking for entertainment, there’s not much there.

The characters are loud and mostly unbelievable in their attitudes and interactions and there’s little to no conflict in the movie so you never feel hooked to the storyline. From the get-go, the movie makes it apparent which path it’s going to go down and sure as heck follows that exact path. At least the leads are gorgeous and everyone wears colourful clothes so it looks great. But beyond that, there’s not much that this rom-com offers.

The Royal Treatment is streaming on Netflix.

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The Royal Treatment experiments with nothing and walks down a familiar path. Well, at least the leads are gorgeous, so that's something to look out for.

1 COMMENT

  1. Yep. Was excited to watch this because I actually am a hairdresser. It was so bad. No one could suspend their disbelief that much when it comes to this thoughtless movie.
    Maybe I should make movies now. If these people can, so could I. The lack of research on the role of hairdresser is shockingly bad.
    The article above pretry much says it all.
    I just wanted to add the part about the hairdressing. I loved that movie Beautician and the Beast and their knoxkoff of this is an epic fail. The acting is horrible.
    The only thing clever about this movie is the name Uber die Gleise does actually translate to On the other side of the Tracks..

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