The Princess Switch – Review

Genre Romantic, Comedy
Directed by Mike Rohl
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
Released on November 16, 2018(Worldwide)
Duration 102 minutes
Flixxpanda Rating 6/10
Channel Netflix

Only when you’ve watched The Princess Switch can you truly appreciate the Christmas Spirit.

I’m being sarcastic if you didn’t catch that.

Vanessa Hudgens plays two people here and they swap places. They have vaguely different financial statuses and lots of clichés that may or may not make you throw up. That is basically what happens in The Princess Switch. Oh, and everyone has really fancy names.

Originally this stereotypical story line was made to show people the huge gap between the rich and the poor. To show how Christmas brings everyone together no matter their status and to fill the rich with compassion for the poor. Someone rich would swap places with someone poor and realize they were being a terrible person and change for the better. The films were made to spread Christmas cheer and persuade people to love more freely and donate money to charities that needed it more. However, over the years the idea got distorted and now we have films that have no real moral.

Here’s what happens in The Princess Switch. Stacy DeNovo (Vanessa Hudgens) runs a pastry shop with her hot friend Kevin Richards (Nick Sagar). Kevin also has a daughter, Olivia from a previous failed marriage. He enters them for an international pastry competition in the Kingdom of Belgravia. The two leave for Belgravia and there’s a rivalry with another competitor but that’s not really important.

Stacy meets Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro (also Vanessa Hudgens) and the two realise they look alike (wow spoiler alert!). Margaret is to be married to Edward, the kingdom’s Crown Prince. They decide to switch places just to see what each other’s lives are like but promise to be switch back before the competition and wedding. There are a lot of shenanigans and Olivia eventually finds out but promises to keep mum. She’s adorable and will make your heart melt.

Simple right? But no, that’s not it. Stacy falls in love with Edward and Margaret with Kevin. The queen eventually finds out and makes them switch back. Stacy and Kevin win the competition and Margaret denounces the crown. Stacy married Edward. Margaret starts life with Kevin and everyone lives happily ever after! Voila!

It’s not bad, it’s just incredibly cliché and nothing that hasn’t been done before. It’s a kid’s movie. You could watch this with some hot coco with your sibling on Christmas Eve to really bring in the Chrimbo spirit. It’s very light-hearted cute romantic comedy sweet to give you cavities!

Video Credit – Netflix | YouTube

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