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Princess (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Fantasy  |  20 April 2008 (USA)
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Jitterbug / Princess Calliope
Deborah Grover ...
Nana
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Louis Baxter
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Sophie Baxter
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Mermaid - Cala
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Angular Woman
Ashley Wright ...
Stout Husband
Dominic Cuzzocrea ...
Manticore (as Domenic Cuzzocrea)
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Tattoo Guy
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Mr. Danforth
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Mrs. Danforth
Kerry Griffin ...
Man in Front
Norma Clarke ...
Well Dressed Woman
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A few years after their graduation from Princeton, Louis Baxter, who retired having sold his dot.com business, takes in college-buddy William, who desperately nears the end of his trust fund after several fully failed career-attempts. Louis takes William along to L.A.'s weirdest society event, the annual endangered animals benefit. This year, to raise more money she auctions a single dinner, which William bids his last capital on. He wins, according to Louis a shrewd business networking opportunity. But he's love-spelled by Ithaca, while she believes him to be the seeker, a long-awaited savior for the castle's most secret reality. Written by KGF Vissers

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Princess: A Modern Fairytale  »

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The castle the princess lives in is Casa Loma in Toronto Ontario Canada which is one of the city's historic landmarks that is the destination of thousands of tourists each year. See more »

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After 5 minutes into the movie, as the princess is being dressed for the ball, the wristwatch "changes" from the left wrist to the right wrist. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Roots Before Branches
Produced by Adam Anders
Written by Adam Anders
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A lovely modern day fairy tale
20 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Princess" stars Nora Zehetner and Kip Pardue in a modern day fairy tale with a few cute twists. I've never been much of a fan of TV movies, but this one really touched my heart.

Mysterious and self-titled Princess Ithaca is making her annual appearance at a fund raising ball where jack-of-all-trades William Humphrey just happens to be attending with his friend. He banks what's left of his meager savings in order to secure a date with the enigmatic princess.

It's a simple enough premise for kids, but even I as an older teen enjoyed it. The chemistry between Zehetner and Pardue makes you smile and I have to say Zehetner especially did a fun job of portraying the innocent but spirited princess. Co-stars include a rough around the edges nanny, a settled married couple who is very near their due date and a multitude of colorful, other worldly characters.

The story may have been done before, and the CGI is not as top notch as that seen in the box office, but the characters win over your heart in no time. And of course, the traditional fairy tale ending is always a nice enticer for kids. The musical score is also appropriately enchanting.

8 out of 10 for me!


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