Ice Princess
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The surprisingly twisty plot skates along with zero friction, giving new meaning to 'Disney on Ice.'"
‑ Nick Sylvester, Village Voice
"Trachtenberg is thoroughly believable, an unspoiled charmer. Her rise from clumsy girl to someone brimming with confidence and the author of one heckuva physics project, she's a pretty cool princess to root for."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Sweet, inspiring story tween girls will love."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but neither is it a sustenance-free afternoon at the Ice Capades"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"..while star Michelle Trachtenberg delivers a sincere, engaging performance, there's not a whole lot here to hold the interest of anyone outside the film's target demographic."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"There are far too many cringe-inducing clichés and gaping plot holes."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Watching this week's world figure skating championships in Moscow, one wonders why the scriptwriters went to such artificial lengths. There's drama enough in the sport as it is."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A história e a protagonista têm seu charme, mas a direção esquemática de Fywell e o roteiro repleto de clichês praticamente anulam o potencial do filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Seems like a lot we have seen before, but it is still a good clean movie of finding your dream? Come and find out as she battles with the best."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"The movie does have a strong sense of the special charisma and beauty of these young demons of grace who ride the thin line between dance and sport with unerring precision."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A savvier movie (and script) might have been able to mix some grays into its black and white palette."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Pure formula, but nevertheless an enjoyable triple klutz."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"...things are so routine we can guess every action a cliché in advance."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's formulaic stuff, but the film treats the conflicts seriously and possesses a sweet demeanor."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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