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Prince & Me, The

Alternative title
Prince & The Freshman, The
Synopsis
Romantic teen movie about ambitious pre-med student Paige (Julia Stiles) from Wisconsin who, unbeknown to her, falls in love with Edward, Crown Prince of Denmark (Luke Mably). While Paige shows Edward (who poses as posh college student ‘Eddie’) what it means to live in the ‘real world’, the incognito Prince helps her master her Shakespeare, and consequently, discover her feelings for him. Shakespearean references are to "a whiny Prince from Denmark", Romeo and Juliet (IV.ii. ll17-19), Othello (Paige’s examination play) and to Sonnet 148, the latter of which is interpreted at length in a laundry room. The line "The sun itself sees not, till heaven clears" becomes a key motif in the film.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2004
Duration
111 mins

Credits

Director
Martha Coolidge
Producer
Jeffrey Lampert; Mark Amin
Writer
Katherine Fugate; Mark Amin
Editor
Steven Cohen
Screenplay
Jack Amiel; Katherine Fugate; Mark Amin
Music
Jennie Muskett
Production Design
James Spencer
Cast
Ben MillerSoren
James FoxKing Haraald
Julia StilesPaige Morgan
Luke MablyEddie / Prince Edward
Miranda RichardsonQueen Rosalind

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Teen movie

Notes

Notes
The film is available on DVD and VHS (3/2007).
History
The film premiered on 28 March 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Filming took place from 16 June until August 2003.
Figures
USA Gross on 20 June 2004:
$28,165,882 (IMdB)

Production Company

Name

Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Web
http://www.lionsgatefilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7299 8800
Fax
020 7299 8801
Address
74a Charlotte Street
London
Name

Paramount Pictures

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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