The Prince and Me
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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 (Ben Miller) shadowing him in everything he does. What Paige doesn't know is that Eddie is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Paige eventually comes to a self-affirming decision, but the Danish interlude succeeds too well in making us feel her boredom."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Bland and immediately disposable."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Good acting saves unoriginal Cinderella story."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Julia Stiles is sweet in this charming, but unfulfilling, rom-com."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"... thumbs down for me ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Even its pre-teen audience could use a bit more quirkiness and a little less formula."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"...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)."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As pleasing as The Prince & Me can be, director Martha Coolidge's film delivers nothing to advance the genre."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A woeful and predictable outing for Cinders and an impossibly twitty prince"
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
"Nothing is new about the movie's premise, but it is entertaining all the same."
‑ Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post
"The sound you hear is the death rattle of the women's movement."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A Royal Letdown."
‑ Dan Lybarger,
"This attempt at a modern-day Cinderella story is about as PC as a Career Girl Barbie and disappoints due to poor structure, flimsy characterisation and insufficient wit to distract from the above."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"A shallow exercise in wish-fulfilment that wants to have its royal wedding cake and eat it too."
‑ Neil Smith,
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