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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.

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Martha Coolidge

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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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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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love | prince | king | denmark | wisconsin | See All (53) »

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Finding your inner princess can be such a royal pain. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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

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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 & the Freshman See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,378, 4 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,176,497, 13 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,666,766, 13 May 2018
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amber Tamblyn and Jonathan Jackson both auditioned. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie gets splashed with grease from the fryer, his left arm is covered with grease. The grease on his arm then disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Queen: Being royal requires you to sacrifice who you are for who you must be.
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Referenced in South Park: AWESOM-O (2004) See more »

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March Guerriere
by Volkmar Busch
Performed by Copenhagen Brass Quintet
Courtesy of Classico Records
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Totally predictable but not altogether terrible
4 April 2004 | by fugu_286See all my reviews

"The Prince & Me" is likely to be skewered by critics for being entirely predictable. Meet Paige. Pre-med student who has ambitions of seeing the world with Doctors Without Borders. Meet Edvard. Danish crown prince who wants to go to America, Wisconsin particularly, because he sees one of those "Girls of Wisconsin" videos. He enrolls at Paige's school as an exchange student named "Eddie". He's incognito because he wants to avoid the papparazzi. Do you think he'll get along with Paige at first? Think they'll fall for each other? Think the fairytale romance won't blossom? If you doubt any of this, then you A) have been living under a rock B) have never seen a romantic comedy in your life. "The Prince & Me", which I was dragged off to see by my girlfriend, *is* that predictable. There's hardly a plot twist in sight. Everything happens according to the book. Girl meets prince in disguise. Girl falls for prince. Prince reveals identity. Girl gets mad. Girl realizes she loves prince. Goes off to neverland to marry prince. Etc., etc.

But I figured if I could stay awake through this movie (and I did) it had to have some merit. And it does.

The "Danish" royal family in this film is a thinly-veiled parody of the British royals. The old queen with the aversion to her kin marrying commoners, the playboy prince...you get the point. This part of the film adds a touch of realism to the proceedings. I kind of liked that. I've seen royalty portrayed in other movies that I've been forced to watch (eg. King Ralph, Princess Diaries) and they couldn't have been more off the mark.

There's some genuinely amusing (but not laugh-out loud) moments in the film too.

I won't spoil them for you here. But if you're a guy, and your girlfriend is begging you to see this, you might want to give it a chance.

7/10


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