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Ice Princess (2005)

Ice Princess (2005)

Ice Princess



Critic Consensus: This likable Disney film gets points for effort, but can't stick the landing when it comes to originality.

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A teenager is torn between her desire to please her mother and following her own ambitions in this family-friendly comedy drama. Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a high-school student who has a keen mind for math and looks to be on the fast track to Harvard, which is just the way her mother (Joan Cusack) wants it. However, Casey also has a dream of becoming a competitive ice skater, which is not a popular notion with either Casey's mom or her school's clique of aspiring skaters, led by the egocentric Gen (Hayden Panettiere). However, one day at the rink Casey wins the attention of Tina (Kim Cattrall), a former skating champion who now trains her daughter and is trying to live down an incident that grounded her career on the ice. Tina thinks Casey has what it takes to be a champ, but neither Gen nor Casey's mother are happy with this news, leaving Casey and Tina to go it alone, though Casey soon wins the emotional support of Teddy (Trevor Blumas), Gen's handsome older brother. Ice Princess also features champion skater Michelle Kwan in a small role as herself, doing television commentary at a skating event.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hadley Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 19, 2005
Box Office: $24.4M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


Joan Cusack
as Joan Carlyle
Kim Cattrall
as Tina Harwood
Hayden Panettiere
as Gen Harwood
Trevor Blumas
as Teddy Harwood
Jocelyn Lai
as Tiffany
Connie Ray
as Nikki's Mom
Steven Ross
as Mr. Bast
Steve Ross
as Mr. Bast
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
as Tiffany's Dad
Roy Bradshaw
as Tiffany's Coach
Mark Hird
as Nikki's Coach
Thanh Nguyen
as Hot Dog Kid
Cole Campbell
as Rink Kid
Brandon Lajko
as Rink Kid
Charmaine Hamp
as Jeremy's Mom
Laura Aloisio
as Snowplow Sams
Amanda Leela
as Snowplow Sams
Emma Nielsen
as Snowplow Sams
Melissa Shears
as Snowplow Sams
Kaci Brandt
as Snowplow Sams
Edrea Khong
as Snowplow Sams
Alexandra Najarro
as Snowplow Sams
Chantal Desforge
as Harvard Physics Stud...
Courtney Hawkrigg
as Mean Party Girl
Joey Racki
as Zipline Guy
Mandy Butcher
as Mean Party Girl
Martha MacIsaac
as Mean Party Girl
Stephanie Hutchison
as Ballet Teacher
Flo Umphrey
as Piano Teacher
Debbi Wilkes
as Zoey's Coach
Jennifer Gelfer
as Skate Saleswoman
Michele Moore
as Near-miss Skater
Signe Ronka
as Emma Flanders
Sean Croft
as Joan's Student
Andrew Dow
as Party Guy
Andrew Butcher
as Party Guy
Mathieu Ledoux
as Party Guy
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Critic Reviews for Ice Princess

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (37)

The surprisingly twisty plot skates along with zero friction, giving new meaning to 'Disney on Ice.'

Full Review… | March 22, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

There are far too many cringe-inducing clichés and gaping plot holes.

Full Review… | March 21, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Sweet, inspiring story tween girls will love.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

This dumb-as-a-stump teen girl coming-of-age movie envisions a high school physics geek (Michelle Trachtenberg) who turns into an ice skating pro as a result of her knowledge of physics.

Full Review… | June 6, 2009

Pure formula, but nevertheless an enjoyable triple klutz.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but neither is it a sustenance-free afternoon at the Ice Capades

Full Review… | August 22, 2005
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Ice Princess

Through all the cheesiest Disney Channel flicks to the big screen tear jerkers, "Ice Princess" comes along and falls somewhere in the middle. After going through a lifetime of handwork at school, Casey embarks on a school physics assignment that sends her on a life changing journey to find her true passion (figure skating). As she tries and tries, her passion just never came through, but when she factored in physics and calculated her moves and landings, things began to look up for her. This film is about self-discovery at it's core, and even though the dialogue is cheesy as hell, the actresses could have been better cast, and the story could have been toned-down just a tad, I did enjoy myself. "Ice Princess" is family fluff that shouldn't bother anyone if they know what they are in for. Recommended to young kids and teenage girls, which is what the demographic is anyways.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Awful kids film. The music is the only thing that gives you any emotion in this film since the acting and narrative is dull.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

A chick flick that bored the crap out of me. This is not worth anyone time, even with a few good moments in the film.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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