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The Prince and Me (2004)

The Prince & Me (original title)
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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.

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Mark Amin (story), Katherine Fugate (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Paige Morgan
Luke Mably ... Eddie
Ben Miller ... Soren
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Rosalind
James Fox ... King Haraald
Alberta Watson ... Amy Morgan
John Bourgeois ... Ben Morgan
Zachary Knighton ... John Morgan
Stephen O'Reilly Stephen O'Reilly ... Mike Morgan (as Steve O'Reilly)
Elisabeth Waterston ... Beth Curtis
Eliza Bennett ... Princess Arabella
Devin Ratray ... Scotty
Clare Preuss ... Stacey
Yaani King Mondschein ... Amanda (as Yaani King)
Eddie Irvine Eddie Irvine ... Himself
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | prince | king | denmark | wisconsin | See All (54) »

Taglines:

This fairy tale is about to get real. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English | Danish | German

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prince and Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,378, 4 April 2004

Gross USA:

$28,176,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,666,766
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate for the taxi, Paige takes from the airport to the parade, belongs to a real taxi at the time, a Toyota HiAce. See more »

Goofs

During the race in the beginning of the movie, the policeman holding back the crowd earlier in the race is the same policeman who is at the finish line with the checkered flag. Unless there was a shorter route between the two places, he could not have jumped on his motorcycle and gotten there before the racers. See more »

Quotes

Soren: Miss Paige, the Queen would like to see you immediately.
[Soren and Paige walk down hallway to the Queen's office]
Soren: Don't worry. I'll be by your side the entire time.
[Soren and Paige enter the Queen's office]
Queen: Soren, get out.
Soren: Yes, Your Majesty.
[backs off]
Paige: Thanks.
[Soren exits the Queen's office and closes the doors]
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What Is Right, What Is Wrong
Written and Performed by Scott Stambler
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Old-Fashioned Comedy Succeeds in Pleasing!
25 June 2005 | by lavatchSee all my reviews

How many romantic films exist where the principal couple has not experienced their first kiss until one hour into the story? "The Prince & Me" is one rare example of such a film, and I admired the careful development of the main relationship, as performed by the likable Julia Stiles and Luke Mably.

Above all, I admired the focus on courtship, a concept that is arguably a dying breed in our culture today. In fact, I cannot recall a film where there was so little emphasis on sex and so many carefully developed scenes where we see emotional chemistry building between the main characters, Paige Morgan, a young pre-med student in Wisconsin, and the Danish prince Edward who calls himself Eddie.

"The Prince & Me" brings back the old-style Hollywood romances. In fact, I kept thinking of the wonderful picture "The Swan" featuring the luminous Grace Kelly, the dour Alec Guinness, and the dashing Louis Jourdan. Although "The Prince & Me" may not merit the status of a classic romance like "The Swan," it was nonetheless a breath of film-going fresh air among so many cynical films dealing with contemporary relationships. There was a nice touch with the pacing of the film and the close-ups provided by director Martha Coolidge. The scenes shot in Denmark were splendid and added an aura of magic to the main love relationship.

According to her IMDb biography, Julia Stiles has been an English major at Columbia in addition to juggling an impressive acting career. The scenes in "The Prince & Me" set at the University of Wisconsin, Manitowac provided a convincing portrayal of academic life, especially the coaching session in Shakespeare. The realism in the routine activities at college helped to make the story as a whole convincing and evoked the feeling that a relationship like that of Paige and Eddie might really exist.


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