Parents' Guide to

The Princess Switch

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Royals fall for commoners in feel-good Christmas romance.

Movie NR 2018 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 9+

Lovely film until the swear word!

Lovely film, my girls loved it, understood the bits they needed too and weren't confused by any of it. Super disappointed that towards the end a single, utterly pointless and annoying swear word is used. Why?! Managed the entire film without a single swear word and then the producers felt the need to drop on in at the end, spoken very clearly too 'doesn't that piss you off'. Well the fact that it was used did P me off! Such a shame as I'd have given it 5stars up until that point.
age 6+

A Wonderful Movie for Family...

Just watched this movie with my 12-year-old sister and am glad to say it went above and beyond my expectations. It is a family-friendly, modern cross of 'Roman Holiday' and 'The Parent Trap'. Both Stacy and Margaret are extremely likeable and furthermore, both male leads (Sam Palladio as the Prince and Nick Sagar as Kevin) set very good examples as well. The movie is extremely Christmasy and a feel-good movie at that! Perfect to watch with family or to get into the holiday spirit!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (17 ):

The Princess Switch is frothy fun for families looking for escapist holiday fare. It's harmless entertainment in the mold of a Hallmark Channel movie. Its theme could be printed inside a greeting card: One's title is far less important than who one is. Its other similarly simplistic message is that people spark romantically to different qualities and characteristics. Stacey's executive personality feels unspontaneous and rigid to her friend Kevin, while it seems take-charge and caring to Edward. Kevin has never felt attracted to his high school friend Stacey but falls madly for the identical-looking Margaret because she seems more free-spirited and adventurous. So, yes, it takes all kinds.

Do we know where the movie is going at all times? Of course. But princess appreciators of all ages won't mind the predictable twists and turns, and will enjoy settling in for a cozy viewing sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

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