Movie Review; The Princess Protection Program2:24 PM
Movie Rating: PG
My Rating (on a scale of 1-10): 8
If you are like my family, we got pretty disenchanted with Disney. The Disney of cute family friendly films that my mom grew up with started doing films that were lass then family friendly in more recent years. However, it seems that the old Disney is making a comeback. They have come out with several films in the past few years that are actually pretty good, much to our surprise.
We saw a preview for a movie called and thought it looked really cute, but of course, these days you can’t tell a lot from previews. One day, we just needed a break and so we rented the movie and sat down to watch it. We not only like it, we were stunned by the incredibly good messages and morals that this movie portrayed.
The basic promise of the movie is that a princess, Rosalinda, in a far off land is in trouble. An evil ruler from a nearby kingdom is trying to take over her kingdom. To keep Rosalinda safe, she is taken away from her county and must pretend to be an average American girl with a little help from her new family.
Carter Mason is not the popular kid in school, but she wants to make a difference with her life. When she decides to help Rosalinda learn to act like a normal American teenager, she gets more then she bargained for. The two girls have to pretty exciting and funny times together as they lea about each other’s worlds.
The only really thing about this movie that you might want to be aware of is that some of the clothing isn’t the greatest. There is a dance toward the end of the movie and there are a lot of bare shoulders and a few low tops but nothing that we even thought was really that bad. The style of dresses they wore, even though they didn’t cover as much as I would like, didn’t seem to me that they drew attention to the wrong areas.
There were a whole lot of good things about this movie, the first and thing being the relationship between Carter and her dad. Not only do they get along, they seem to be good friends and the Carter respects her dad. One of the main themes of the movie it what really makes someone worthy of honor and affection. The geeky guy ends up being the good guy and the handsome, popular guy ends up being the jerk. And get this; there is no kissing.
Another thing I really liked about this movie was that the two main girls thought of people other than themselves. Outer beauty is shown to be not the most important thing and character is valued.