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  • Summary: Paige, a pre-med student from Wisconsin, is on the fast track toward her lifelong goals. Edward, the Crown Prince of Denmark, is trying to escape a life he never chose. Needing an escape from his royal life, Edward treks to Wisconsin and poses as "Eddie," a college student. Now they've fallen in love and Edward is in line to become King. Paige has to choose between two dreams -- becoming a princess or the doctor she's always wanted to be. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Quite appealing, thanks to good-humored acting and to Martha Coolidge's quiet directing style. She lets romance and comedy bubble up from the characters instead of imposing gimmicky twists on the story.
  2. 75
    This is a smart piece of revisionist fluff that dares to question what happens after the royal honeymoon is over.
  3. 63
    The Prince & Me has the materials to be a heartwarming mass-market love story, but it doesn't assemble them convincingly.
  4. 50
    To no one's possible satisfaction -- the non-question of how Paige is to ascend to the throne and retain her personal integrity that The Prince and Me falls, finally and irrevocably, flat.
  5. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    The only thing unpredictable about The Prince and Me is the plot's basic logic. It's unfortunate, because the young leads are appealing and the issues Paige confronts are important. Why couldn't the movie be half as smart as she?
  6. The trouble with retooling fairy tales to jibe with our more enlightened times is that too often the fun gets stripped along with the offensive parts.
  7. 25
    May not set back Danish-American relations, but it's amusing to imagine how this schlock would have turned out under Denmark's most famous director, the American-hating Lars von Trier.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14