Netflix added to its multiverse of rom-com films with its newest The Royal Treatment, which premiered on Thursday, January 20 2022.
The streaming platform took to Twitter to announce the film’s debut on the same date. The post reads, “She runs a salon. He runs a country. IN THE ROYAL TREATMENT, a sassy New York hairdresser (@lauramarano) and a royal prince (@MenaMassoud) have big plans for themselves… though destiny might have bigger ones. Now on Netflix.”
What’s The Royal Treatment About?
Though the storyline is somewhat unique, the theme is all too familiar, showcasing a prince falling for a commoner girl. The theme has been applied throughout cinematic history, and it seems like it’s not about to change anytime soon. If you know what I’m talking about, then I’m sure you recall the classic rom-com Coming to America (1988), Prince & Me (2004), Netflix’s A Christmas Prince (2017), just to name a few.
Anyway, back to The Royal Treatment, we see an attitude-packed salon owner Isabella and the prince of Lavania, Prince Thomas meeting against all odds. Prince Thomas’ assistant mistakenly calls the hairdresser, offering her a $500 deal to give his highness a haircut.
Their meeting sparks some drama and feelings, forcing the prince to take a stand against his arranged marriage to Lauren. Of course, as always, the movie ends with the prince finding the courage to fight for the girl he wants despite whatever kind of opposition (usually stemming from his family). The End!
Though the movie’s plot feels a bit flimsy considering the far outstanding rom-com films of the same domain out there, if this sounds like your cup of tea, get right on it and watch.
Aladdin‘s lead, Mena Massoud, stars as Prince Thomas, whereas Laura Marano (The Perfect Date) plays Isabella. Other actors featured in the film are Chelsie Preston Crayford as Destiny, Jacque Drew as Ruth LaMott, Cameron Rhodes as Walter, Jen Van Epps as Jane, Amanda Billing as Valentina Conti, Taylor Barrett as Francis, James Gaylyn as Nate, Jay Simon as Doug, Grace Bentley-Tsibuah as Esme, Matthew E. Morgan as Buddy LaMott and Kube Jones-Neil as Mrs Johnson.