Oh look, stuff from the Golden version somehow ended up here. Guess the directors weren't the only ones who just didn't care.
Meg Ryan does give a good performance as the Russian princess, but it bothers me how she didn't have an accent, especially when they're pushing the whole history of Russia and the family in our faces. Her parents had accents and she was the Russian princess for crying out loud.
Dimitri, played by John Cusack, is her love interest and they undergo what every couple did in the 90's. They can't stand each other for the first two-thirds of the film and it's unbearable. You just KNOW they're going to get together in the end, but they rub it in your face too much by making them dislike each other. The songs are pretty forgettable, except for Once Upon A December.
Good for the kids, but I'm not sure of the adults or younger adults.
Personally, I have an obsession with it. I love it to itty-bitty pieces, and have seen it countless times, flaws and all.