Once Upon a Mattress (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

Once Upon a Mattress





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A love-sick nobleman seeking to marry his sweetheart does his best to find his ruling prince a suitable bride so that he himself may wed in this screen adaptation of the popular Broadway musical +The Princess and the Pea. No one in Prince Dauntless (Denis O'Hare)'s kingdom is permitted to marry until the prince himself exchanges vows -- a problem hindered by the fact that the prince's overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain (Carol Burnett), has thus far thwarted all efforts to marry her son. This does not sit well with the honorable Sir Harry, a man whose heart longs to wed the fair Lady Larkin (Zooey Deschanel), and after a long and arduous journey specifically designed to find the prince a bride, Sir Harry returns to his kingdom to present Princess Winnifred of the swamps (Tracey Ullman). Immediately stricken by the princess, Prince Dauntless sets into motion plans for a lavish wedding as his scheming mother cooks up a test that's sure to send his marital plans awry.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 20, 2005
Tudor Television


Tracey Ullman
as Princess Winnifred
Denis O'Hare
as Prince Dauntless
Carol Burnett
as Queen Aggravain
Tom Smothers
as King Sextimus
Edward Hibbert
as The Wizard
Michael Boatman
as Court Jester
Zooey Deschanel
as Lady Larkin
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Mattress

All Critics (3)

I'd only recommend it if you feel you'd like fluffy made-for-TV musicals.

Full Review… | February 5, 2006
7M Pictures

...ultimately overlong and forgettable, despite the best efforts of an exceedingly game cast.

Full Review… | January 30, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

pretty harmless and almost wholly unmemorable, but considerably better than a lot of animated junk that's passed off as kiddie fare.

Full Review… | December 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Mattress

So funny. You have to remember that it's supposed to be fluff, of sorts, and then you can really enjoy it. I thought it was hilarious and would watch it again.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


I was in this play in high school so I picked it at the library. I thoroughly enjoyed Disney's version! The songs are so fun and the actors did a fabulous job, especially Carol Burnett! The costumes were fantastic and the sets were beautiful. What an adventure!

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

A cute movie with fun songs and with Matthew Morrison in the mix, it also felt like watching a Glee episode. Overall a good time.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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