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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen O'Reilly ...
Mike Morgan (as Steve O'Reilly)
Eddie Irvine ...


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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Comedy | Romance

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

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2 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Prince & the Freshman  »

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


$254,987 (South Africa) (29 April 2005)

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During her Shakespeare final Paige is asked about the play Othello. Julia Stiles starred in the 2001 adaption of Othello titled "O." See more »


When Eddie is hosing off the mat outside, the hose keeps moving from being under the mat to around it between shots. See more »


Eddie: This Saturday evening there's a party at Brenner hall, a gathering. I was wondering if you would like to accompany me?
Paige: Accompany you?
Eddie: Oh, right, yes, how do you say it colloquially? Um, yo dog, there's a party kicking at my crib if you want to roll down there with me.
Paige: That was just sad, don't ever do that again.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


by Marty James Garton (as Marty James Garton Jr.) PKA Scapegoat Wax
Performed by Scapegoat Wax
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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 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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