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Princess: A Modern Fairytale (2009)

Nora Zehetner , Kip Pardue , n , a  |  NR |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: ABC Family - Gaiam
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001F76OLG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,944 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Princess: A Modern Fairytale" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

William (Kip Pardue), a lost soul, arrives in Ithaca to hang
out with his college buddy, Louis and his pregnant wife,
Sophie. The three attend The Princess Ball, which is held
at the castle where William meets the beautiful and magical
Princess Ithaca (Nora Zehetner). After managing to have a
dance with her, William uses a cheesy pick-up line that is
misinterpreted by the Princess. She becomes convinced
that William is The Searcher she s been looking for in
order to search for the one who will heal the sick and
frightened mythical creatures of the world.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute. March 1, 2009
This movie was actually pretty cute. My girls, 7, 6 and 4, all enjoyed this movie. We rented it and now I think we will need to add it to our library. I must admit that I liked it, too. It's a different storyline. If you have young girls that are interested in fairytales, this would be a great buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great children's movie December 3, 2012
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There is nothing scary about the characters. Love story is cute. Great family movie just for fun, possibly for boys as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This movie was a huge hit with the 4 kids I watched it with - two eight-year old girls and boy/girl six-year old twins. I also thought it was quite cute and well done, especially for a made-for-tv movie. The story revolves around a mysterious princess who lives in a castle in a regular, contemporary small town, and only comes out once a year for a ball to raise money to save endangered species. A friend visiting a friend and his wife in the town attends the ball, and falls for the princess. She mistakes him for someone called the searcher and he is pulled into her mysterious life saving mythical creatures. It has heart, moves briskly, and is decently done, especially for a tv movie. Overall, a hit for sleepovers and parties, especially for girls 6-10 or so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Princess DVD June 24, 2010
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My 4 year old daughter saw this movie on ABC Family and fell in love with it. She loves the Park Birthday Party Scene. There are some scary parts so I recommend watching the movie with little ones the first time its viewed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Princess: A Modern Fairytale December 8, 2009
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I did enjoy this movie. You have to think of yourself in make believe. It is heart warming movie. Only think I didn't like at the very end it stopped and I couldn't get it play again.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the girls! February 17, 2009
My 11 & 9 year old daughters loved this movie! We stumbled upon it one night on TV now we must add it to our DVD collection. The girls loved the dresses. The story is very cute.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ABC Family Movie???? March 14, 2012
Sat down to what I thought was going to be fun girl night with my 8 year old daughter. First 20 minutes have two guys drinking beer, then they decide to go to a Princess Ball even after talking about how "gay" it would be. Then they talk about someone being a lesbian. We were about to turn it off but gave it a few more minutes and this horrible creature shows up at the end of the driveway that belongs in a horror movie. My 8 year old is almost crying telling me to shut it off. Really? Why would this be marketed to kids?
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute idea, poor execution September 1, 2009
Admittedly, I'm not a member of the target audience for this movie. Nonetheless, I did see it recently and had a few thoughts. The premise behind the movie - that a guy meets a princess who turns out to be a magical guardian of fairy-tale animals - is cute and has potential. However, it ultimately falls short. It seemed too quick (and indeed runs less than an hour and a half) and never took full advantage of the fairy-tale creatures at its disposal. There were no magical moments with unicorns (although there was one with a fairy baby). The movie could have been extended by half an hour or so in order to play up the fairy-tale aspect. Right now, it's too similar to any other ABC love story.

Another concern is the appropriateness for kids. Some reviewers have noted one of the characters uses words like gay, lesbian, and virginal. While those certainly aren't appropriate for a kids movie, I was more disturbed by the portrayal of marriage. The main character's best friend seems to constantly complain about his marriage and the responsibility of having a baby. Fortunately, at the end of the movie he seems to have forgotten about his problems, but it was still unnecessary and doesn't portray marriage well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fairytale with a twist
A great monden fairytale with a twist :-) makes you use your imagination and inspires you to dream and think what if!
Published 1 month ago by laura hipwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Show
I enjoy watching wholesome fairy tales and this was right up my alley. A good movie for females of all ages.
Published 1 month ago by Rose Broadway
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie ever
Sweetest, beautifulest looking young lady, and a great actress.
Great movie for the kids, AND ME TOO.
Had my neighbor kids over to view, and they loved it.
Published 2 months ago by S. PHILLIPSON
5.0 out of 5 stars modern twist fairytale
Its been awhile since I watched this but my nieces love this movie and I had to own due to that they are over alot.
Published 3 months ago by Cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fairy Tale for Adults - Too Scary for Kids - Spoiler Alert
If you are looking for a princess story with some mild horror elements then this might interest you. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca of Amazon
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor execution of a movie for kids!
I especially loved the part when one character says, "you and the virgin princess made the front page again"...I loved it when my 8 year old asked what that meant... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kristine S.S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Please people
I don't know what century half of these people are from but welcome to the 21st century. Seriously? Inappropriate for kids? Well what age are they? Read more
Published 12 months ago by Veronica
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
The movie started decently. The actors are not big time celebrities but did a good job. The princess is pretty and charming. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nuknuk
1.0 out of 5 stars Too scary for children and inappropriate
I thought I was going to watch a cute little movie about a Princess. I was shocked to see the scary elements of the mythological creatures. Read more
Published on February 20, 2012 by D. Shaver
4.0 out of 5 stars cute movie
Cute movie about a girl who helps/cures "imaginary creatures" that many people don't believe in who ultimately set out to look for her replacement but ends up not only doing that... Read more
Published on July 19, 2011 by its_me_tiff
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