The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon

  • Review Date: October 24, 2008
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Running Time: 92 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Substandard acting leaves this fairy tale flat.
  • Review Date: October 24, 2008
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Running Time: 92 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Polonious and Laertes (get the Hamlet reference?) are plotting to destroy Belavia's nature preserve, which makes them traitors to the king. For some viewers, the portrayal of Laertes as the political villain might seem like ethnic stereotyping. Scott tries to use slander about his former relationship with Queen Paige as tabloid fodder. Queen Paige tries very hard to be smart, but she is the only female in the movie, which makes it even more of an uphill battle.

Violence & scariness

Sword fighting and snowmobile chases. Nothing graphic, except a punch in the nose when Eddie gets mad at Scott for making a pass at his wife.

Sexy stuff

Long kisses in public places and insinuation of more on their honeymoon. Nothing shown, but they are excited to be in their honeymoon suite.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The kingly life has kingly trappings. Private jets, lovely china, a palace. Funny then that Queen Paige's outfits look cheap compared to Eddie's cashmere coat.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

After having a fight, Eddie exclaims that he needs a drink. He goes to the bar, has a beer (which Laertes has drugged), begins slurring his words, and falls face-down on the floor, as if drunk. The couple shares champagne.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know this straight-to-DVD fluffy fairy tale has some very long kisses in very public places that feel more prescriptive than romantic. Girls who are prone to believe in fairy tale endings might be swayed by the gallant young king, but Queen Paige is not played as the smart young woman she's supposed to be.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

King Edvard of Denmark (Chris Geere) has some pressing head-of-state matters to contend with. His Prime Minister (Todd Jensen) is plotting against him, while his wife, Queen Paige (Kam Heskin), is waiting and waiting for their honeymoon to transpire. When the couple absconds to the royal airstrip, they find an array of paparazzi ready to join them in their private Caribbean getaway. At the last minute, King Edvard decides to detour to Belavia, a snowy land under the supposed commonwealth of the Danish monarchy. Upon their arrival, the couple finds themselves in a nature preserve/ski resort, which they soon discover is slated for destruction in the name of an oil pipeline. As they attempt to uncover the plot behind the bulldozers, they find themselves tricked and subverted at every turn.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Unfortunately, what really subverts this fairy tale is the poor performance of Kam Heskin as Queen Paige. Paige is supposed to be a medical student seeking residency in a hospital. Lines like, "I thought I was doing pretty good for a farm girl from Wisconsin," are delivered without a hint of irony. This queen seems more conscious of her golden tresses than what lies beneath their roots. On the other hand, King Edvard does most of the work as an earnest, well-bred royal who wants to save the bobcats and the mountain rams that live under his stewardship. Together, theirs is a lopsided, ultimately unrealistic couple, who can't quite pull off the fairy-tale ending.

Shot in Bulgaria, the local dances and customs do lend credence to the faraway-land feel of Belavia. And the ski and snowboard scenes are pretty lifelike. But the snowmobile chase scene features a stunt man with bright yellow hair-- a laughable stand-in for King Edvard. Ultimately, fairy tale fans can do much better than this disappointing romantic DVD.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about royalty. Why are we fascinated by royalty and their lives? What element of fantasy do they bring? How is it different from following the lives of other types of celebrities?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:October 6, 2008
DVD release date:October 24, 2008
Cast:Chris Geere, Kam Heskin, Todd Jensen
Director:Catherine Cyran
Studio:First Look International
Genre:Comedy
Topics:Princesses and fairies
Run time:92 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:thematic elements and brief mild language.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byAlinaW. June 4, 2010
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Original Queen Paige MUCH better!

This is the perfect movie to illustrate the statement "Sequels aren't as good as the original". However, this was better the The Prince and Me 2 because it actually had a pretty intresting plot line with positive messages like teamwork, and saving the enviorment. Personally, I think the original Queen Paige delivered a much better performance then Kam Heskin, and apparently Common Sense does too! I have a feeling that if this movie had a cooler Queen Paige and a bigger audience, it could have gone far. It's not a bad one to rent from the library . . . That's all it got from me.
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Kid, 12 years old January 26, 2010
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9
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loved it

loved it this movie is great

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