A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Kids could take an interest in the idea of monarchies and coronations. Families could look at a map of the world to guess where the fake countries of Belgravia and Montenaro might be located, based on clues from the film.
True love conquers all. White lies are sometimes acceptable, but honesty is a better policy, and scheming usually backfires.
Positive Role Models
The main characters are mostly kind, compassionate, and well meaning adults. They behave like regular people despite their royalty and wealth, and grapple with the same problems as anyone else. Margaret realizes she's prepared and confident enough to step into her royal duties as queen. Fiona, her "minions," and Tony are all punished for their wrongdoings, including lying, kidnapping, and attempting to steal money and the crown. Same-sex couples dance at a ball.
Violence & Scariness
Mindy and Reggie drug Stacy, drag her into a van, and lock her in a basement. When she awakes, she escapes by knocking Reggie over, dumping Mindy into a box, and racing out into the snow, where Edward and Frank knock Reggie out.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Married and soon-to-be-married couples kiss. A husband makes some suggestive but not explicit comments about things the couple could do together. A man is shown topless. Two women talk about boys being "hot" and "handsome." Couples dance together at a royal ball.
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Products & Purchases
The film normalizes living with extreme wealth in a royal palace. The queen's consort convinces her boyfriend he's not an appropriate match for her because he's just "a baker from Chicago." A woman recognizes a classmate from Oxford. The queen's cousin, who quips "pics or it didn't happen" before selfies, has wasted her inheritance and hires minions to steal from royal party guests. She also schemes to be crowned queen herself in order to pilfer royal bank accounts, aided by the queen's consort, who complains he's been left with little inheritance but "expensive tastes." A young girl asks a family friend to take her Christmas shopping all afternoon to distract him from something happening back at the palace.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink champagne and wine at events. A husband suggests opening a bottle of wine on a romantic evening in. Reggie and Mindy drug Stacy by holding a doused cloth to her mouth as part of a kidnapping scheme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Princess Switch: Switched Again is a sequel to 2018's The Princess Switch and stars Vanessa Hudgens in three different roles, all of them royalty. It has positive messages about true love and inherited responsibilities, but some parents may be turned off by the princess theme and the suggestion that ultimate happiness for an average American is marrying into royalty. The film also normalizes living with extreme wealth, though the characters are portrayed as regular people with regular relationship and confidence problems. That said, in one scene the queen's consort convinces her boyfriend that he's not an appropriate match for her because he's just "a baker from Chicago." The villains are exaggerated for humor, though they do drug and kidnap a princess. Nobody is seriously injured in her escape. The heroic characters are all portrayed as compassionate and well-meaning people who are quite innocent at heart. Expect mild innuendo and kissing between married or soon-to-be-married couples. Adults drink champagne and wine at parties. Language includes "sucked" and "hell." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The Princess Switch: Switched Again is silly and predictable, which is likely just what its target audience wants and expects. It's also the queen of star vehicles, with Hudgens featuring in no less than three key roles, appearing in nearly every scene. It's entirely possible viewers won't remember anyone besides Hudgens having acted in this film, especially the bland and subservient husband characters. Hudgens does a solid enough job juggling the three roles and trying her best to give them different personalities, but besides the accent, two of them seem more or less the same. It's as the destitute and unscrupulous playgirl cousin Fiona that Hudgens really comes alive. The actress may have come to fame as the shy, smart girl from the High School Musical franchise, but this movie suggests Hudgens has a future in much more vivacious roles.
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