The Prince and Me (****)
Starring Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller, James Fox, Miranda Richardson, Eliza Bennett, Alberta Watson, and John Bourgeois
Paige, a pre-med student from Wisconsin, is on the fast track toward her lifelong goals. Edward, the Crown Prince of Denmark, is trying to escape a life he never chose. Needing an escape from his royal life, Edward treks to Wisconsin and poses as “Eddie,” a college student. Now they’ve fallen in love and Edward is in line to become King. Paige has to choose between two dreams — becoming a princess or the doctor she’s always wanted to be.
I admit that I do like romantic comedies, not a total sucker for it, but if the story is good I will gladly watch it. The story moves along fairly quickly for all the information they try to fit into the story. The movie did not seem too long and it is a perfect date movie, hence my high rating. Now when this eventually comes out on video I would not rate it as a must buy but rather a rental for a cozy movie watching night.
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My beef with this movie came at the end. It is not that I was foolish enough not to expect a happy ending, but that the character of paige who was portrayed during the movie as a person that wanted to be ultimate humanitarian, I expected the movie to end with him going to look for her at some remote location on a rustic town where she would be providing free healthcare to children in need. But that does not totally ruin the movie or anythign, it just dissapointed me.