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The Prince and Me (2004)

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At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan.

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At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Paige, a pre-med student and a farm girl from Manitowoc, meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves. Paige takes Eddie to her home for the Thanksgiving weekend. Paparazzi find and photograph the couple, and Paige learns that Eddie is truly Crown Prince Edvard. Failing health causes King Haraald to abdicate in favor of Edvard, so Eddie returns to Copenhagen, then Paige follows her heart to Copenhagen, where Edvard warmly welcomes her, takes her to the castle, and introduces her to the royal family. Queen Rosalind first expresses opposition to Paige but later relents; King Haraald soon warms to her; Edvard proposes, Paige accepts, and he gives her a ring. However, Paige recalls her previous dream of going to Doctors Without Borders, so she breaks off and returns to school. Still, though, Edvard shows up at Paige's graduation and suggests an alternate plan. Written by DocRushing

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$9,406,378 (USA) (2 April 2004)

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$28,165,882 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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The cabdriver, who takes Paige to the royal parade, when she has just arrived in Copenhagen is a Danish actor, Jesper Asholt. He shouts in Danish out of the window: "Få så røven med jer deroppe!" = "Move your asses up there!" See more »

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When the prince arrives in his dorm room and later the roommate arrives, the roommate enters carrying arms full of snacks. The snacks included a box of Cheezits. The roommate later states his allergies, which begins with dairy. See more »

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John Morgan: I don't know anyone from Denmark. I've never heard of anyone from there. Have you?
Paige: Yeah, sure.
[long pause]
Paige: Eddie?
Eddie: Um, Kierkegaard, Niels Bohr, Hans Christian Andersen.
John Morgan: [whispers to Mike] Who's Hans Christian Andersen?
Eddie: Um, Lars Ulrich.
Mike Morgan: From Metallica?
Eddie: From Metallica.
Mike Morgan: Get out.
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Old-Fashioned Comedy Succeeds in Pleasing!
25 June 2005 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

How many romantic films exist where the principal couple has not experienced their first kiss until one hour into the story? "The Prince & Me" is one rare example of such a film, and I admired the careful development of the main relationship, as performed by the likable Julia Stiles and Luke Mably.

Above all, I admired the focus on courtship, a concept that is arguably a dying breed in our culture today. In fact, I cannot recall a film where there was so little emphasis on sex and so many carefully developed scenes where we see emotional chemistry building between the main characters, Paige Morgan, a young pre-med student in Wisconsin, and the Danish prince Edward who calls himself Eddie.

"The Prince & Me" brings back the old-style Hollywood romances. In fact, I kept thinking of the wonderful picture "The Swan" featuring the luminous Grace Kelly, the dour Alec Guinness, and the dashing Louis Jourdan. Although "The Prince & Me" may not merit the status of a classic romance like "The Swan," it was nonetheless a breath of film-going fresh air among so many cynical films dealing with contemporary relationships. There was a nice touch with the pacing of the film and the close-ups provided by director Martha Coolidge. The scenes shot in Denmark were splendid and added an aura of magic to the main love relationship.

According to her IMDb biography, Julia Stiles has been an English major at Columbia in addition to juggling an impressive acting career. The scenes in "The Prince & Me" set at the University of Wisconsin, Manitowac provided a convincing portrayal of academic life, especially the coaching session in Shakespeare. The realism in the routine activities at college helped to make the story as a whole convincing and evoked the feeling that a relationship like that of Paige and Eddie might really exist.


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