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The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Positive messages, language, peril in holiday threequel.

Movie NR 2021 106 minutes
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age 15+

Smoochy

The movie is ok for grown-ups I guess. I wouldn't see my young self watching this if I had under 16 because it's way too romantic and I wasn't interested in that before that age. Soo there's kissing, duuh, but the problem is the behavior of the main character, Fiona, which is one of an easy woman... Lots of skin tight clothes, waaay too heavy and vulgar makeup and sexy type behavior. There is some tango dancing where of course the gestures are sexual and at some point there is some panties showing when Fiona is held up in the air during the dance...even if nothing sexual happens, the behavior shows sexul tension, inappropriate behavior, drinking etc. Not for under 16. Then again with the internet at the top of children's fingers this movie is totally harmless compared to what they watch online..

Is It Any Good?

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Producer-star Vanessa Hudgens, director Mike Rohl, and Netflix know the product they have on their hands with The Princess Switch mini-franchise, and they smoothly follow the formula each time. There are no surprises in the good-spirited and undemanding The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star. The "switch" this time acknowledges that Hudgens' third character in the series, sultry-voiced bad girl Fiona, is by far the most interesting, and this time all the Vanessas impersonate her. The editing of two and sometimes three Hudgenses together and interacting in scenes is seamless.

Hudgens does a fine job embodying the three different women, and her accents and characterizations get better with each film. She also meets the physicality of the role(s) with a fiery tango and some acrobatic cat-burglary. Of the three male leads (Hudgens kisses them all), Remy Hii's Peter is the most three-dimensional. Nick Sagar and Sam Palladio feel hamstrung by overly polite, saccharine-sweet roles. This film is for fans; others who stumble upon it might just not get it. Expect a lot of eye rolls. As Fiona puts it in one scene: "You're determined to smother us in holiday cheese, aren't you?" The answer, Fiona, is yes.

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