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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
An ailing parent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some passionate kissing and sexual references including "Girls Gone Wild" video, mild gay joke.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, scenes in bar, drinking game.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some mild language and some passionate kissing and sexual references. The prince comes to America because he sees a commercial for the "Girls Gone Wild" videos and thinks that in the US girls all take their tops off for anyone who asks. There is an interrupted encounter that the couple might have intended to become more intimate, but there is no implication that Eddie and Paige go to bed together. There is a mild gay joke when characters do not understand the relationship between Eddie and the aide his family has sent to watch over him. There are scenes in a bar and characters drink, including a drinking game. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This movie suffers from a weak script that is too often too silly and too seldom original. The title says it all: This is a classic Cinderella story about a hardworking girl from the Wisconsin dairy farm who wants to go to medical school but falls for a handsome and charming foreign exchange student who happens to be a prince in disguise. Does the course of true love run smooth? Not at first. Do they live happily ever after? What do you think?
Director Martha Coolidge has a sensitive touch in dealing with young female characters. She and Stiles do their best to make Paige more than the typical romantic comedy heroine. Mably shows some ease and charm as Eddie, who describes that other Danish prince, Hamlet, as though he is talking about himself: "The prince was young and scared and didn't feel ready for the choices he had to make." But by the time we have to sit through a scene of Paige trying on all the Crown jewels, they have long since run out of ideas.
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