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The Prince & Me (2004)



Critic Consensus: A bland, fluffy, and predictable bit of wish fulfillment.

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Martha Coolidge, director of the classic teen flick Valley Girl, tackles another story of a boy and girl from decidedly different social orbits in this romantic comedy. Paige Morgan (Julia Stiles) is a college student attending a university in Wisconsin, where she hopes to attend medical school. When not minding her studies, Paige is an easygoing gal who works part-time at a bar near campus and likes riding motorcycles. One day, Paige meets a new student on campus, Eddie (Luke Mably), who is obviously attracted to her, though she finds him a bit pretentious and socially inept, and she isn't sure what to make of his friend Soren (Ben Miller). Despite all this, Paige and Eddie strike up a friendship, which slowly evolves into romance. However, Paige learns that her new boyfriend is not whom she thought he was -- Eddie is actually Prince Edvard Valdemar Dangaard, heir to the throne of Denmark, who came to Wisconsin to chase girls and enjoy himself away from the prying eyes of the European press before he has to take on the duties of the royal family full-time. At first, Paige is more than a bit taken aback at this news, but when Eddie returns to Denmark, she opts to follow him. In time, though, she's forced to ask herself if she's willing to give up her dreams and ambitions, even if she literally gets a handsome prince in return. The Prince & Me also features James Fox and Miranda Richardson as Eddie's parents, also known as the king and queen of Denmark.more
Rating: PG (for some sex-related material and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Katherine Fulgate, Katherine Fugate, Michael Begler, Jack Amiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 10, 2004
Box Office: $28.1M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Julia Stiles
as Paige Morgan
Luke Mably
as Prince Edvard
James Fox
as King Haraald
Miranda Richardson
as Queen Rosalind
Alberta Watson
as Amy Morgan
John Bourgeois
as Ben Morgan
Eliza Bennett
as Princess Arabella
Joanne Baron
as Margarite
Yaani King
as Amanda
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Critic Reviews for The Prince & Me

All Critics (126) | Top Critics (37)

Paige eventually comes to a self-affirming decision, but the Danish interlude succeeds too well in making us feel her boredom.

Full Review… | April 6, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

Good acting saves unoriginal Cinderella story.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

...generally remains a cut above the majority of its contemporary romcom brethren - with the dreaded fake break-up handled particularly well (the second fake break-up is kind of pushing it, though).

Full Review… | April 26, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

A Royal Letdown.

Full Review… | December 31, 2004

the script and Martha Coolidge direction are so play-it-safe formulaic that the film lacks fairy-tale luster. It's as predictable as an Elvis movie-without the music.

Full Review… | August 12, 2004
Movie Metropolis

As pleasing as The Prince & Me can be, director Martha Coolidge's film delivers nothing to advance the genre.

Full Review… | August 8, 2004
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Prince & Me

Romantic comedies don't need to always be about two well-rounded people, because, let's face it; the allure of these films is to escape into a world where we are the adoration of attractive men with quirks. Still, even without fully developed characters we want an interesting concept, or at least a McGuffin to further along the plot. "The Prince and Me" tries to cash in on the childlike dream of becoming a princess, while also following the trend of empowered woman taking down roguish playboys. Sadly the woman in question quickly loses her inhibitions and stops caring about her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor and saving the world, all for the benefit of some dude she's known for four months. As unbelievable as that all sounds, it's also strange that the prince is supposedly Danish and yet speaks with an English accent, as do all the other Danes shown throughout the film. I also take issue with the depiction of Wisconsin as a Podunk state where everyone is inclined to work on farms, as someone who lives in a urban city in the aforementioned state. You can't escape into the trappings of the genre because everything about this film is formulaic, cheap, and thoughtless, which says nothing about the lack of chemistry between the two leads.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

The best was this one. The rest are horrible and missing Julia Stiles big time.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

I just didn't get it. Not princessy enough for me (barely any scenes in the royal palace!), but not high school enough either. It's just a lot of Julia Stiles rehashing 10 Things I Hate About You and that other dude not being as charming as Heath Ledger.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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