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A Princess for Christmas (2011)

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At the invitation of an estranged relative, a young woman travels with her niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas where she unwittingly falls for a dashing Prince.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jules Daly
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Ashton Prince of Castlebury
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Milo Huntington
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Maddie Huntington
Miles Richardson ...
Paisley Winterbottom
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Lady Arabella Marchand du Belmont
Razvan Oprea ...
Lord Thomas Belmont
Oxana Moravec ...
Mrs. Birch
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Floyd
Madalina Anea ...
Abigail
Razvan Ciuraru ...
Gibson
Olivia Krevoy ...
Zoe
Tristam Thomas ...
Bob
Maria Junghetu ...
Mrs. Kelly (as Maria Junghietu)
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Jules Daly is struggling to raise her orphaned niece and nephew (Maggie and Milo) alone, but it isn't easy after getting downsized out of her antique sales job while Milo rebels against the death of his parents through petty theft. With things looking bleak for Christmas, an English butler named Paisley arrives with an invitation for all to come see the kids' emotionally distant grandfather who lives in Castlebury Hall, somewhere near Liechtenstein. With nothing to hold them back, they go, but the grandfather - Edward, Duke of Castlebury - is rather cold over their visit to his castle. So is his other surviving son, Ashton, Prince of Castlebury. Before long, they're all having a good time and looking forward to hosting a Christmas Eve ball, but Jules overhears a conversation from which she draws a wrong conclusion. Written by statmanjeff

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The castle from Castlebury is actually Peles Castle, the royal palace of the Romanian kings, which ca be found in Sinaia, Romania. It is unique in Europe in terms of architecture, internal decorations and collections. See more »

Quotes

Milo Huntington: What a weirdo.
Maddie Huntington: He's not a weirdo. He's just old.
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Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

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Ukranian Bell Carol
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Arranged by Mark Thomas
Performed by Adelyn Foto, Gaylyn Foto, Katelyn Foto, Katie Harrison, Kristie Harrison, and Bob Harrison
Produced by Studio City Sound
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A Princess for Christmas - bad acting indeed
30 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although some of the actors actually could act -- the little girl, the "Prince," most of the household staff, well, the butler was played by an accomplished actor -- that anyone could act anything with this script was a tribute to their training and experience. The boy was particularly awful -- casting a 24 year old to play someone barely in his teens, generally a very bad choice, and he was almost completely inauthentic throughout the role. The lead, Katie McGrath, is certainly pretty enough, but has no acting training and a very few acting credits, which probably explains that while she was "winning," her characterization had absolutely no depth to it. So when she was called upon to do something that barely made sense (the script required all sorts of people to do this), it really made no sense for her character. (Also her accent kept slipping.) Mostly what this script required was the "turn on a dime" school of acting, which only works if you have enough acting experience to know that you need to salt in hints of the turn before it happens. Even Roger Moore, poor thing, had to turn so fast, it was ridiculous. Agh.


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