In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
A high-school bookworm transforms into a swan. Brainy Casey Carlyle has never quite fit in. Caught between her fantasy of becoming a championship figure skater and her strong-willed mother, who has her on the fast track to Harvard, she can only hope to be like Nikki, Tiffany and Gen--three elite skating prodigies who are ruthlessly competing on the US National circuit (and have attitudes to match). But when Casey gets the chance to train with Gen and her coach, a disgraced former skating champion who also happens to be Gen's mother, she must dash her own mother's hopes in order to pursue her dream. Now, with only the support of Gen's teenage brother, a hunky Zamboni driver, Casey takes on the challenge of her life when she finds herself competing against the best to make it into the championship circuit and become a real "ice princess."Written by
The song that Casey and her "sandplow" class perform to during their recital is "It's Oh So Quiet" by Bjork. See more »
In the opening scene Casey is skating on an outdoor pond (later revealed to be in Connecticut) wearing warm clothing and even a hat. A pond in the Northeast might be frozen between November-March. In the next scene, her teacher is suggesting she work on a physics project over the summer meaning it is around May or June. See more »
I can't have a conversation with anybody I haven't known since kindergarten. So how come I can do that in front of you?
Because you let people see you when you skate.
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Because a movie about figure skating comes around once a decade and tonight is the ladies world figure skating world championships, I'm in a great mood as I write this. This may explain why I liked the movie when I don't feel that I should have. To be honest, I think I liked the film because I love figure skating.
At least this Disney "Princess" film didn't star Anne Hathaway. Instead, Michelle Trachenberg played pretty much the same role but more appealingly. I never watched "Buffy", so I only knew of her from the Discovery Channel's "Truth of Scare" series in which she sounds like a robot. But I really like her in this movie. With some inflection in her voice, she's an effective and appealing actress.
I'm not the tween audience this film is targeted for, so maybe this is why the movie's lack of realism really bothered me throughout the film. I would like to see a movie about skating that show's the sport's realistic and competitive side more. This film showed it in a Disney, comical sense but this film is just as much a fantasy as The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast.
Overall, the film was enjoyable and I liked the theme to follow your dream and the main character's maturity and toughness. But this film doesn't make me want for more G rated films that aren't animated.
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