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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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This fairy tale is about to get real. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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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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Amber Tamblyn and Jonathan Jackson both auditioned. See more »

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When Keith Kopinsky punches Eddie after the lawnmower race, Eddie falls with the plastic beer cup in his hand. When he gets up, the cup is gone. See more »

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Paige: Am I supposed to be able to breathe?
Dress Maker: No.
Paige: Oh, well, then it's perfect.
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Man of the World
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a fun trifle...
9 June 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a rather light and enjoyable trifle and it does have a very fine performance from Julia Stiles, some very pretty scenery (Prague standing in for Copenhagen), and Miranda Richardson (as the Prince's mom).

There is a certain irony to the whole film given that the real Crown Prince of Denmark, HKH Kronprins Frederik, married a commoner from a far flung place...in fact my home country Australia in 2004. (Which has resulted in every Australian becoming an expert on Danish royalty!)

But back to the film ...the girl meets boy, girl hates boy, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, is as old a story as there is but the film does manage to tell its story with some refreshing touches. Paige's girlfriends are a great collection and the the Prince's valet is very funny.

By no means a great film but enjoyable way to waste two hours.

But just don't expect to learn anything about modern monarchy in Denmark!!!


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