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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

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

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Every girl's dream is about to come true... 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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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English | Danish | German

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

The driver that Eddie races with at the start of the film is Eddie Irvine, a professional race car driver in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Paige is getting the two beers for "Eddie" in one of the early bar scenes, the foam on the first beer appears and disappears between the shots. The levels of the beer itself also increase and decrease. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: [after being told he can't marry Paige] Well, then I hope you think that Arabella is fit to be Queen at the age of twelve! Oh, no, I'm forgetting Nestor.
Queen: Don't threaten us!
Eddie: Cousin Bartholomew's idiot son, Nestor. The 45-year-old virgin in diapers Oh, the people will rejoice.
King Haraald: ENOUGH!
[everyone is quiet]
King Haraald: Edvard, you will be the next king of Denmark. Do you hear me?
Eddie: Yes, sir.
King Haraald: Now, about your young lady. If you say you love her as you do, and you believe she will make you happy, then marry her.
Queen: ...
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Your Coconuts
by Jesper Mortensen (as Junior) and Jeppe Breum Laursen (as Senior)
Performed by Junior Senior
Courtesy of Crunchy Frog.
Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing.
Courtesy of Universal Music (Denmark) A/S
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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a fun trifle...
9 June 2005 | by hamlet-16See all my reviews

This film is a rather light and enjoyable trifle and it does have a very fine performance from Julia Stiles, some very pretty scenery (Prague standing in for Copenhagen), and Miranda Richardson (as the Prince's mom).

There is a certain irony to the whole film given that the real Crown Prince of Denmark, HKH Kronprins Frederik, married a commoner from a far flung place...in fact my home country Australia in 2004. (Which has resulted in every Australian becoming an expert on Danish royalty!)

But back to the film ...the girl meets boy, girl hates boy, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, is as old a story as there is but the film does manage to tell its story with some refreshing touches. Paige's girlfriends are a great collection and the the Prince's valet is very funny.

By no means a great film but enjoyable way to waste two hours.

But just don't expect to learn anything about modern monarchy in Denmark!!!


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