The Prince & Me (2004)



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

Movie Info

For the second time in her career, Julia Stiles plays a character romancing the Crown Prince of Denmark in The Prince & Me, a romantic wish-fulfillment fantasy from director Martha Coolidge. Far from her role as Ophelia in 2000's Hamlet, however, Stiles plays Paige, a plucky, determined college student from the Midwest who's buried in her last few semesters of pre-med studies when she meets Eddie, a brash, impudent Danish foreign-exchange student who just happens to have a mysterious partner … 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


as Paige Morgan

as Prince Edvard

as Soren

as King Haraald

as Queen Rosalind

as Amy Morgan

as Ben Morgan

as Princess Arabella

as Margarite

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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