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
In one of the first scenes of the movie, Casey is believed to be spying on other figure skaters. In order to prove to Tina and Teddy that she is not, she says that she has a notebook and after Teddy looks though it, he jokingly says that it is spy code. 9 years earlier before this movie came out, Michelle Trachtenberg starred in "Harriet the Spy" (1996). In that movie, she spies on other people and writes down things about them in a notebook. See more »
In the first competition, the results list spells Zoe's hometown "Wooster." It should be spelled "Worcester." See more »
Look, I'm sorry, but when the CIA wants to learn new dirty tricks they observe figure skaters and their moms.
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I loved this movie, and I don't know why the other reviewer did not. Maybe said reviewer was not accustomed to viewing Disney movies, which are generally cleaner and more family-oriented. The star of the film worked her hardest against all obstacles to accomplish her goals and realize her dreams, without throwing away her intelligence. She learned that intelligence is not a burden, as it is often portrayed, but a gift that can possibly be applied to many other areas of life. The main character was a well-developed character, as were the supporting characters, and the soundtrack was excellent. I truly enjoyed this movie, and it was a joy to watch. I shall hope to see it again before it is released on DVD.
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