895. A Christmas Prince

Title: A Christmas Prince
Director: Alex Zamm
Year: 2017
Run time: 1hr 32m

“Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king.”

Live blog

2:54 – Aldovia this time. Gonna need a Netflix Christmas Universe atlas.
6:30 – Always judge a country on the state of their airport. Genovia sucked. Aldovia much better.
10:11 – I feel like she’s breaking and entering or at the very least trespassing. Maybe spying? Not a good start to your career.
13:26 – More of a plié than a curtsey.
13:54 – “Who are you and what are you doing in my palace?”
22:03 – Spying again! Doesn’t Aldovia have an MI5?
23:43 – “Because I don’t know how to curtsey and I break everything?”
30:58 – Hold the phone. Firstly, she was typing in a fake Pages document because the word count was zero. Then it magically turned into a Word document. Aldovia is weird.
43:14 – No one has ever said ‘toboggan’ with such disdain before.
47:39 – Loving that her first instinct upon seeing a scary wolf is to just sit down.
56:10 – I can’t see any of this ending well. I certainly would never forgive her for lying and snooping and knowing.
57:34 – “Men too, sometimes.” Great comeback.
1:04:29 – Liking the Converse under the posh gown.
1:08:58 – If the guy wants to be King in his place, it’s not a very kingly way to behave.
1:18:44 – Very unpopular king. Actual booing.
1:25:52 – What’s up with the snowball throwing? Is that some kind of greeting in New York?
1:27:58 – Come on King Richard, you don’t know ANYTHING about her because she lied to you the whole time.

Conclusions

Was absolutely expecting this to be one of the rubbish but brilliant Christmas movies and that’s exactly what it was. The story was far-fetched, but kinda fun, and it was a laugh to guess the twists and turns and how the story might unfold (we also managed to write a better twist ourselves as we went along, but hey, simpler is probably better).

Good characters, cheesy story, but a nice message, and a very Christmassy feel. Very good.

Rating: 4/5.