The Prince & Me (El Principe Y Yo) [NTSC/REGION 1 & 4 DVD. Import-Latin America]
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Synopsis Paige (Julia Stiles) has her future all mapped out. A fastidious pre-med student at the University of Wisconsin, she´s vowed nothing will deter her from becoming a doctor. Until she mets Edvard (Luke Malby), the dashing playboy Crown Prince of Denmark who´s trying to escape a life he never chose. He´s enrolled incognito at Paige´s school to "find himself" and to take a detour from his destiny as king. Paige and "Eddie" end up as lab partners and discover there´s more chemistry between them than just the classroom variety. Will he step away from his place in the Danish monarchy to be with her? Will she lose sight of her dream to become a doctor? Julia Stiles ("Mona Lisa Smile") and Luke Malby ("28 Days Later") are an awesome screen team in this sparkling romantic comedy that "is a royal gem of a movie!" Sinopsis Paige es una estudiante preparada en el estado norteamericano de Wisconsin, una chica inteligente y capaz cuyo mayor deseo es lograr ser admitida en la escuela de medicina. Eddie, por su parte, no es nada menos que Edvard Valdemar Dangaard, principe de Dinamarca, que ha llegado de incognito al pueblo en un intento por escapar de una vida que nunca escogio, y a quién Paige considera sólo otro tonto niño rico. Del odio al amor sólo hay un paso, y cuando Edvar se ve obligado a volver a Dinamarca para ser coronado Rey. Paige deberá escoger entre dos sueños: el de seguir a su principe azul y convertírse asi en la Reina de Dinamarca, o quedarse en Wisconsin y llegar a ser la Doctora que siempre soño.
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I also watched the added features, which were very impressive. When I watch a movie, I don't look beyond what I'm watching to understand the work and expertise that goes into its making. However, the added features give a much better understanding of what movie making is all about. This was a very thought out and refined production. I was impressed.
I'm a sucker for romantic movies when the two characters seem to be from two different worlds.
This romantic comedy fits that bill, and I am going to watch this movie again, maybe several times again, in the next year or more.
I highly recommend this movie to you.
There are MANY romantic comedies where one character has a secret they hide from their love interest. In "Prince and Me" the secret is that "Eddie", the Danish student who shows up one day at the University of Wisconsin (played convincingly by Luke Mably) is actually the Prince and soon to be King of Denmark. (It is extremly convenient for us that all the Danes in the film including the royal family, prime minister, servants and paparazzi all speak English exclusively!) Our heroine, a farm-girl pre-med student, is played by Julia Stiles, and Ms. Stiles continues a budding acting career where she plays women of depth and character. Her Paige Morgan is accepted to Johns Hopkins Medical School around the same time she discovers Eddie is a Prince, and she aspires to work as a Doctor in an underserved country.
Prince Edvard GOES to Wisconsin because he's one of those Euro-trashy princes in the beginning of the movie and he sees an ad for one of those videos where college girls pull their shirts up, and *these* girls happen to be from Wisconsin. Bent on meeting sleazy young girls at the U of W Edvard immediately becomes fixated on the least sleazy, most-principaled woman in sight.
When the scene comes where Paige discovers Eddie is the Crown Prince she doesn't think "hey.... the hunky guy I was just kissing in the library is actually a PRINCE!" Instead she shrieks at him "you lied to me!" (which is only true for those who consider that a lie can include what you don't say - Eddie only tells Paige that he has to "go into the family business" when he returns to Denmark.)
The King is ill at this exact moment and Edvard must jet back to Copenhagen, which leads to one of the better done Romantic Comedy cliche-moments, the one where one character flies off after the lovers have had a tiff, only to have the other character come flying after them on the next plane. (If you think I've given anything away here, you haven't seen many Romantic Comedies.)
The third act begins here as Paige arrives in Denmark, is reunited with Edvard, and begins to contemplate a possible life as Queen of Denmark. During the breakfast where it first dawns on her that this is possible she suddenly looks uncertain. "Do you think the people will mind if I'm the Queen of Denmark and all I've seen is the airport?"
The Cinderella tale gets a thoroughly modern and believable upgrade, and it must have been difficult for Martha Coolidge and the screenwriters to generate the required romantic conflict for the characters who seem to have everything. Paige is not only the girl getting to go to Johns Hopkins, but the Prince falls in love with her too? There's conflict here?
Okay - it's not the best Romantic Comedy ever. But it's not the worst either.