THE QUEEN’S CORGI

(PG)

Llanelli Star - - FILM REVIEWS -

★★ ★★★

EV­ERY dog has its day and it’s a poor one for this well­groomed but emo­tion­ally flat com­puter-an­i­mated com­edy.

The Duke of Ed­in­burgh (voiced by Sir Tom Courte­nay) buys a puppy as a present for the Queen (Dame Julie Walters).

Older pets Nel­son (Colin Mc­Far­lane) and Mar­garet (Debra Stephenson) tol­er­ate young Rex (Jack White­hall), but fel­low corgi Char­lie (Matt Lu­cas) is fu­ri­ous that he has been dis­placed as top dog.

At the height of his fame and pop­u­lar­ity, Rex clashes with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump (Jon Cul­shaw) dur­ing a state visit with wife Me­la­nia (Stephenson again) and their dog Mitzi (Sarah Had­land).

Char­lie lures Rex to his doom d in the icy wa­ters of St James’s Park Lake and con­trives a mur­der scene in the palace grounds to con­vince the Queen that her favourite four-legged friend has h been killed by foxes.

Mean­while, a frozen, col­lar­less Rex is taken to an an­i­mal shel­ter where he faces a maul­ing from pit bull ter­rier Tyson (Ray Win­stone) and learns valu­able life lessons from Saluki stray Wanda (Sheri­dan Smith).

The Queen and Duke of Ed­in­burgh with the Trumps, and Rex the Corgi

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