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

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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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Trivia

The bishop is a Danish actor, Claus Bue. He says in Danish: "Edvard Valdemar, du skal fra denne dag være konge. Modtag disse regalier og hav altid Danmarks bedste for øje og i dit hjerte. Modtag rigets æble, der hjælper dig til at blive den konge, Danmark fortjener." = "Edvard Valdemar, you shall from this day forward be King. Receive these regals - and always focus on the best for Denmark. Keep that in your heart. Receive the apple of the Kingdom, which will help you become the king, Denmark deserves." See more »

Goofs

Eddie visits Paige's home at Thanksgiving in Wisconsin, yet it looks more like the middle of summer. By November, the trees would have dropped all their leaves and the average high temperature is in the mid 40s. See more »

Quotes

Paige: Do you think the people are gonna mind if I'm going to be their queen and all I've seen is the airport?
Soren: No.
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Followed by The Prince & Me: The Elephant Adventure (2010) See more »

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Shake Your Coconuts
by Jesper Mortensen (as Junior) and Jeppe Breum Laursen (as Senior)
Performed by Junior Senior
Courtesy of Crunchy Frog.
Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing.
Courtesy of Universal Music (Denmark) A/S
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Too long and generic to be good
21 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

In this teen romance, a Wisconsin student studying to be a doctor (Stiles) falls in love with the crown prince of Denmark (Luke Mably), putting her career plans into question and forcing her to decide between being a doctor and having a life as royalty.

I didn't have any desire to see this but my girlfriend wanted to watch it so we did. I thought it was going to at least be tolerable because of two reasons. First, Julia Stiles is actually a decent actress. The other reason is because of Martha Coolidge. She has made some pretty entertaining films in the past. Unfortunately, it wasn't very good. The story is stale and predictable. There are no surprises and it was kind of pointless to recycle such an old story and do nothing new with it. The film's biggest problem is the running time. 111 minutes isn't really that long but for a film like this it is. It could have been short and painless like most films from the same genre but instead it was long and dull.

For some reason Martha Coolidge wanted to run scenes longer than they needed to be. The film takes forever to get to obvious places and a lot of it could have been edited. The acting is surprisingly bland. The characters are likable just not very interesting. Julia Stiles disappointed me with her performance. She just wasn't believable enough and I don't think she's pretty enough to really pull off the role. Luke Malby gives an okay performance, nothing special. Unlike the best romantic comedies I have seen, the supporting cast is very weak. Usually if the leads are weak then the supporting cast can make up for it. If anything, they are actually weaker then the two lead

The film wasn't completely bad though. There were a few funny moments and the romance did work sometimes. The film was also pretty harmless so there was nothing to really hate. Compared to recent chick flicks, The Prince and Me is better than Chasing Liberty but not as good as Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. The film was just too average and generic to truly stand out. In the end, unless you're a fan of Julia Stiles you should probably just skip this forgettable chick flick. Rating 5/10


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