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The Prince and Me (2004)
"The Prince & Me" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  2 April 2004 (USA)
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At a Wisconsin university, local farmer's daughter Paige Morgan is intrigued by odd Danish exchange student Edvard 'Eddie', who is ignorant of many aspects of daily life, such as all ... See full summary »

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At a Wisconsin university, local farmer's daughter Paige Morgan is intrigued by odd Danish exchange student Edvard 'Eddie', who is ignorant of many aspects of daily life, such as all domestic chores (no wonder, he's the incognito heir to the royal throne of Denmark, his roommate Soren a court minder) but well versed in other matters, such as Shakespeare. They become friends; encouraged by her best friend to invite him to the Morgan family farm. He not only makes a good impression on her parents and brothers but triumphs in the rustic lawnmower race. Only after some paparazzi track Edvard down to film them kissing and he has returned home because the king is gravely ill does Paige realize he may be her true love, and flies to Copenhagen. Initially, the court, especially queen Rosalind, opposes a commoner bride, but Edvard sticks to his guns before accepting to succeed his abdicating father. Paige's public performance soon improves enough to win the royal family's blessing. However, she... Written by KGF Vissers

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love | wisconsin | university | queen | prince | See more »

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Finding your inner princess can be such a royal pain. See more »

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Rated PG for some sex-related material and language | See all certifications »

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2 April 2004 (USA)  »

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$116,278 (South Africa) (15 April 2005)

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$254,987 (South Africa) (29 April 2005)
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During filming, Luke Mably accidentally cut himself on the meat slicer. In the shot of Paige and Eddie dancing at the coronation ball, you can see his left index finger wrapped up (in a condom, according to Luke Mably in an interview) to cover the wound. See more »

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On her way to the wedding in the beginning of the film, part of Paige's dress is stuck in the door of the car. This trapped part disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Paige: Denmark isn't ready for a Queen like me.
Eddie: Well then they'll have to be. Because I am.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.16 (2011) See more »

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It Doesn't Get Better Than This
by Antonina Armato and Tim James
Performed by Katy Fitzgerald
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what America doesn't get
5 November 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The fact that I'm a Dane made my view towards this movie very critical. The way Denmark and Danes are portrayed don't have any part of reality in it, and the view on Europeans seems shallow, simple and very caricature-like. I hope that one day even teen-movies from U.S.A. can be a little sophisticated and subtle.

I really like Julia Stiles as an actress and I admire her talent but I simply doesn't get why she's able to participate in such a simplified film. The old-fashioned love story is kind of great, but when you have some knowledge of how Danish society actually functions you can't really appreciate this movie as you're supposed to.

Facts about Denmark: The Royal Family doesn't take part in politics and none of the members are allowed to vote at elections. The actual Danish Crown Prince, Frederik 10th, has been studying Political Science at Harvard University (92-93) without any undercover servant/nanny, can you believe that!(just kidding)

To sum up the plot itself is okay, but the superficial way of portraying Europeans is a bad habit a lot of Americans has, sorry but true. A whole lot of people seem to think that Denmark is the capital of Sweden. My point is that Europe contains several different cultures and the countries are actually easy to separate from one another.


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