A Christmas Prince (2017)
December 23, 2017 6:46 AM - Subscribe

Netflix delivers a new holiday film that is either a mind-numbing retread of the most egregious Lifetime/Hallmark Channel Christmas movie cliches, or a poker-faced parody of them.

The plot, such as it is:
When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?
posted by DirtyOldTown (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 


There are so many terrible things about this movie. But the one that irked me the most is that the "happy ending" is that the king changed the law to let his hereditary title go to a non-biological/adopted son who desperately did not want to be king, rather than simply rewrite the rule so that his actual biological daughter, who did want to ascend to the throne could become the queen.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:01 AM on December 23, 2017 [6 favorites]


Thread from the blue.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:58 AM on December 23, 2017


My guess about the 53 people who watch it every day is that a fair percentage of them are children. Last year my then-9yo watched Teen Beach Movie every day for so long that everyone in the family has it completely memorized despite not ever having watched it from beginning to end.
posted by Orlop at 11:29 AM on December 23, 2017 [3 favorites]


my friend demanded that i watch a different netflix christmas movie, the one starring the girl from the 100, and i accidentally watched the first half hour of this movie instead, and did not notice.

that is my story about the christmas prince.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:57 PM on December 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


After my kids go to bed, I’m drinking gin and watching THIS
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:29 PM on December 24 [1 favorite]


Even Alice Krige as the queen (the queen!!!) fails to elevate the proceedings. Yes, it's that cheezy-wonderful. I am not ashamed to admit that we have watched this movie three times in the past week.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 5:11 PM on December 24


my friend demanded that i watch a different netflix christmas movie, the one starring the girl from the 100, and i accidentally watched the first half hour of this movie instead, and did not notice.

A few weeks ago I watched the first half hour or so of My Christmas Prince, and when I turned this one on I thought they were the same movie and I was so confused.

y so many christmas prince movies
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:41 PM on December 24


I watched this and it did not disappoint. It was both terrible and charming at the same time.

I also found Ben Lamb rather attractive, which was a surprise, since he's really not my type. I am quite sad to find out he does not have a long filmography of equally bad films that I can shamefully binge watch.
posted by daybeforetheday at 1:06 AM on December 25


My guess about the 53 people who watch it every day is that a fair percentage of them are children.

My guess is that this is a number made up by Netflix's social media team. I work in Hollywood, I work in marketing, I've worked at studios, I've worked with Netflix (but not on this project) and I don't for a minute believe that the marketing people have access to real numbers. It's a brilliant tweet and almost definitely bogus.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:56 PM on December 25 [2 favorites]


I could not, could NOT, get past the lax security at this so-called "castle" that would let a stranger move in and care for one of the children. All romance dead after that point. Guess it's the mother in me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:14 AM on December 26 [1 favorite]


MovieBitches discuss it here!
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 2:50 PM on December 26


I could not, could NOT, get past the lax security at this so-called "castle" that would let a stranger move in and care for one of the children.

That's barely the beginning of the things this movie gets wrong, from literally everything about journalism to the hunting tactics of wolves. There is very little of the real world in it.
posted by Naberius at 10:17 PM on December 31


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