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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
"Princess Ka'iulani" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 July 2012 (Japan)
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The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.

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Inspired by true events. Princess Ka'iulani is the daughter of a Hawaiian princess and a Scottish businessman. As a teenager, she is sent to England to be educated. But after the death of her uncle King Kalakaua and the accession of her aunt Queen Liliu'okalani, Ka'iulani becomes the next heir to the throne. The possibility of U.S. annexation is looming and the rights of her people are threatened. Ka'iulani is torn between life in England with handsome young suitor Clive Davies or returning to her beloved Hawai'i. Written by L. Hamre

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Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.

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Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$186,980 (USA) (14 May 2010)

Gross:

$883,887 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Her given first name, Victoria, was a tribute to the then reigning Queen regnant of Great Britain. In July 1843, Queen Victoria had helped to restore the sovereignty and independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii during the reign of King Kamehameha III. Just like Queen Victoria, whose given names were Alexandrina Victoria, but who chose not to use her given first name and to be called simply Victoria, Princess Ka'iulani chose not to use her given first name of Victoria, and to be called simply Ka'iulani. See more »

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Princess Ka'iulani: There is no Victoria. There never was!
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Amateurish and a bit offensive.
18 August 2011 | by (SF. Calif. USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was disappointing. As a native Hawai'ian, I was excited to see and support a historical movie detailing a significant period in our history filled with issues that still weigh heavy on us until this day. Most of the movie seemed amateurish and poorly put together but it tells a story so I guess thats what mattered. There are several scenes which serve merely to develop the viewer's sympathy for Ka'iulani in love, begging us to be overly sensitive towards our heroine and an interest in love while in England ..instead of building her character around more important issues that were her life. Characters like Alice, Archie, Miss Barnes are shallow and rather dull. They exist solely to enhance Ka'iulani and funnel the plot towards her own turmoils in romance.

Though the dialog has its moments (like the lovely conversation at dinner in regards to food and politics), the whole movie gets sidetracked by just another fated love story... the same one we've seen a million times: Girl and boy from different situations, finances, countries, and dispositions are supposed to hate each other, but end up falling madly in love. There were also many significant events in Ka'iulani's life that are not portrayed in the movie.


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