Prince for Christmas

1 h 27 min2015X-RayPG
Prince Duncan of Belmont is in the US in search of true love when he bumps into Emma, a waitress at a small town diner, and each of their Christmases become considerably brighter. TV-PG
Fred Olen Ray
Viva BiancaKirk BarkerAaron O'Connell
English [CC]
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Fred Olen RayKimberly A. RayPeter Sullivan
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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Moon StarsReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm a Christmas Movie Expert :D
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I've watched a lot of Christmas romances. I mean A LOT! And I'm not ashamed. :D They're fun and happy and cheerful. A lot of times they're also really eye-rollingly cheesy. The acting can be stiff, the dialogue boring, and the plot monotonous. But I still love them. Surprisingly, this movie was one of the good ones. Seriously. It still had some of those silly over-the-top scenes, but the acting was great, the dialogue pretty realistic, and the characters were dow-to-earth.
If you're looking for a no-stress, feel-good holiday movie with romance and a happy ending, then definitely watch this one. :D
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Same old story
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If you like Hallmark royal Christmas specials where a common girl ends up falling in love with a prince, you might like this one. Just don't expect anything terribly innovative.

This is the story of Emma, a girl who is struggling to support her sister and run her parents' diner after the parents were killed in a car accident three years prior. She is in a relationship with a local guy she doesn't love. Duncan, a prince from a small European kingdom is supposed to get married in an arranged marriage but doesn't love the girl. He sneaks out with a week to go until the wedding and heads to America. For some odd reason, he finds himself lost with a rental car in a small town in New York and ends up stuck when he runs off the road a wreaks his car. Without giving away more of the plot, the usual boy meets girl story happens with Duncan falling for Emma. As usual he doesn't tell her who he is. It has a fairly standard ending for this kind of movie.

The actors are mostly OK in this movie and are likeable, although some of them give performances that make them seem unlikable. For the most part there is good chemistry between the two main characters and they are believable as a couple. That main issue is with the setting. They don't go very far to make the prince actually look royal. The castle is obviously a big house in New York and there isn't much of anything royal about it. The dad looks more like James Bond than the king. The mother doesn't seem royal at all. In the New York scenes, the ambiance is authentic, but not necessarily engaging. It works out for the most part except here and there The most egregious issue is when they go to the train station and an 1800s vintage steam and coal locomotive pulls up which is supposed to be the daily train to New York. It's obviously a tourist train.

I would say this would be a relatively decent rom com if they had left the royal part out and just made the guy a rich kid from New York or even England or something. Anyway, if you can get past the extreme cheesiness of the settings and the royal aspect, this isn't a horrible film. If you like royal Christmas films though, there are probably better options unless you are dedicated to seeing all of the variations of the basic story!
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JenReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad acting, forced emotion and ridiculously boring story
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It is just a bit too high school play and not a good one. The writing and story are subpar the acting is worse. No one has any genuine emotion it's all forced. The actors just go through the motions of the story and don't seem to care about much else. Waste of time.
12 people found this helpful
Liese A. ThomasReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
For those of us who are hopeless romantics
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This is five stars for hopeless romantics who love a fairytale romance. If you don't fall into that category, then you had better not watch it.
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Hulda B LaBrecheReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
A Fairy Tale with Too Much Reality
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I have been pondering this movie for several days. Here's what I see is wrong with the movie. There are certainly much better ones, to name a few would be A Royal Winter, A Crown for Christmas (such a wonderful scene at the end), a Princess for Christmas. To become a master chef or a master musician such as the heroine and her sister, to marry a prince, all that matches with what we love about fairy tale formulas. But, ah, there's the boyfriend. I kept thinking of the sardonic line at the end, and then he met the girl in car parts or something like that. He had difficulty letting the heroine go, even grabbing her arm in a too aggressive manner. So what's to be done. Did he get some anger management or jealousy training before he started his new relationship? How about the violent fight between him and the prince. Surely there are battles in fairy tales, but I didn't like this one. Sure, I had my arm grabbed by someone on a first date who was already talking marriage and then phone stalked me until I had to change my number. And he had been like that with every other girl in his church I found out. I believe he needed help, and so did this more minor character. When I watch a fairy tale, I want it to lift me far enough out of reality that it IS a fairy tale, not something I think about for days because it has a huge PROBLEM that didn't get solved in less than 2 hours. Wouldn't that be nice, if all problems got solved in less than 2 hours, sigh. So try these other movies and see if you see what I see, that this movie just is too perfect and amazing for some and more like real life for others? Too uneven for me. Sorry if you liked, it, I did not. Thanks for listening.
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Oncle WillieReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Done
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I know there will be others that will complain it is another royalty meets commoner, fall in love and get married cliched movie. Too bad because this was done very well. The two stars were a delight to watch. The supporting cast were perfect in their roles. The whiners need to get over it. There are so many of these because the overwhelming majority of us love these uplifting movies. I remember watching Cinderella on the TV (black & white screen) in the early 1950's. I love the genre even today a half century later. This is one of the better movies without all the whistles and bells. Just good acting, a lovely story and a really nice ending.
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Carmen L.Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute, sweet and predictable also pure
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I like how their love is pure and not much mention of sexual activity. It's about romance and telling the difference between a healthy relationship (the prince) and a toxic one with a controlling guy (the used car salesman). They are able to list all of each others personal qualities that they love such as hard working, chivalrous etc which is something we all ought to try to do for one another to honor each other's minds and souls, not just the people we are in love with. That being said, it's more of a mutual infatuation the prince and girl have with each other, which to truly grow into love will take a lot of emotional work, and digging way down to get to know the person and express feelings and problems, which it sounds like they were doing after they got engaged and traveled the Alps in the heated carriage. Just not wanting something to end and go on forever sounds more like infatuation. Love is a verb. Also they need Jesus because they shouldn't become each other's idols. They won't get much done spiritually if they haven't got Jesus guiding their wedding and lives. But I sense the prince has some belief in God because when the car stalled and the GPS said "You have now arrived at your destination," he looked up into the sky (presumably at God) and said "Thank you." I'm curious to see what sort of ministry God can do with these two. If they like traveling so much, they could be great missionaries. There are a lot of people in poverty needing help in the world that they can help out after they are done acting posh and exploring Europe together. I get the sense that the Prince is starting to have a heart for poorer people by the way he changed how he treated the servants, perhaps he will bring his guard down enough to care for the destitute. Then he can spread his wealth to the poor and help tutor other people. He seems to have a gift to tutor, based on how he helped the guy with his chef school entrance exam. I think lot of poor people wanting an education would appreciate that gift. I am not sure how the gifts of pool/snooker would come in handy for her if she were a missionary but hardworking and selfless yes, those traits are good for that. :-) It was a cute believable romance. I think he used the flower language of ye olden days by buying the sister a yellow rose which means friendship and giving the girl of his dreams the red rose which means love and passion. I'm not sure how many people caught that. I like oldsy-timesy flower language :) :) yay well done. The sister was like a ray of light who shined in her sister's depression and pain and helped her through the hard times. But what was she doing while her sister went off in a carriage through the Alps? Wasn't she lonely finishing her last semester of high school all by herself in her house alone? Isn't she also grieving her dead parents too? Who will emotionaly support this girl while her sister is off in the Alps and she is all by herself. I feel bad for her. I hope no one tried to hurt her. It's not that safe for a girl. Guess she was 17, but still. Anyway why couldn't she just get federal student loans to attend State College? Is it is a private school or something? Isn't she supposed to be super smart and super talented musically? Why can't the girl win a scholarship? It's as if she has no personal agency to get her own money except sell flowers??? It's a bit weird...This is the USA we are talking about...lots of debts, lots of student loans available...Anyway she is sweet, maybe the girl has just never heard of the FAFSA because her town is so small and remote??? Surely she has a guidance counselor in her one room school house? It just felt like wait is this supposed to be set in current times where poor students can get loans or is it supposed to be set long ago like 1930s but forget our modern cars and 2015 clothes and just look at our coal burning train and our horse drawn carriage and our lack of student loans? LOL Anyway I had fun with it and it was a great way to celebrate the holidays. :) :)
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B.W.Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ah HA! Took a while but figured out why this actress was chosen...
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She looks just like Diana. It was a fun movie a few mistakes that drove me batty. The sword duel knocked over the candles or did it? The butler phoned at night from the US and miraculously reached Europe at the same hour. I enjoyed seeing the birds nest over her front made the scene less plastic. And the "under carriage" wasn't there anyone on the staff that could have said tie rod, suspension or axle? The castle's kitchen, not so much. Do you trust me? It's a fun movie with a magical ending. If you have watched ALL the seasonal Hallmarks this one is worthy of a peek.
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