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The Prince & Me Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    An unremarkable romantic comedy that gives short shrift to both romance and comedy.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    In a series of endings, she, and the audience, are falsely promised that she can have it all. In other words, The Prince & Me is committed to the controversial American policy of No Fantasy Left Behind.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Even its pre-teen audience could use a bit more quirkiness and a little less formula.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Prince & Me has the materials to be a heartwarming mass-market love story, but it doesn't assemble them convincingly.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 11+

Good acting saves unoriginal Cinderella story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some mild language and some passionate kissing and sexual references. The prince comes to America because he sees a commercial for the "Girls Gone Wild" videos and thinks that in the US girls all take their tops off for anyone who asks. There is an interrupted encounter that the couple might have intended to become more intimate, but there is no implication that Eddie and Paige go to bed together. There is a mild gay joke when characters do not understand the relationship between Eddie and the aide his family has sent to watch over him. There are scenes in a bar and characters drink, including a drinking game.

  • Families can talk about what Eddie and Paige saw in each other and what challenges lie ahead of them. What would be the best thing about being a prince? What would be the worst? What made Eddie's mother change her mind? How do the costumes and uniforms Eddie and Paige wear help tell the story? Families might also want to talk about the way Eddie approaches the labor dispute. Why was it so hard to resolve? What do Paige's and Eddie's mothers have in common?

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: An ailing parent.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some passionate kissing and sexual references including "Girls Gone Wild" video, mild gay joke.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, scenes in bar, drinking game.

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