Wowowow has it been a while since I’ve done a movie review.
The last time I did a review was maybe Insurgent? I don’t even know anymore since I don’t keep track of them all (and while, yes, I did watch a few movies, I just didn’t feel like writing a review on them).
But we’ll begin this venture back into the movie reviewing world with The Princess Switch.
And we’ll ring the new year off with that as well.
Everyone has been talking about one of the newest Christmas movies created by Netflix starring Vanessa Hudgens who plays Stacy, a chef who enters a baking competition in Belgravia. While in Belgravia, she crosses paths with Lady Margaret, the Prince’s fiance and someone who looks exactly like her, and is convinced to switch roles with the Duchess for two days.
We’re quite inaccurate aren’t we?
I was expecting Lady Margaret to be a Princess? Apparently, she turns out to be a duchess who is engaged to a Prince, which doesn’t actually mean she’s a Princess just yet. If we’re going to be more accurate can we at least call the movie The Duchess Switch or The Royal Switch and not The Princess Switch? It’s a little misleading, Netflix – people are most likely expecting an actual princess, not a princess-to-be.
It was cringe-worthy.
I’m going to go out of my way to say The Princess Switch is super cringy in regards to acting. Most of the characters feel stiff and unnatural in their roles as if they all got gathered together in a Christmas basket and thrown into a globe with little instructions.
There were some cute parts though.
I apparently have a thing for royal romances in movies. It was cute to see Stacy and Prince Edward finding out they enjoy being together as a couple, despite the unawareness of everyone. Some of the scenes, however, felt more natural than the others and I could go down with this ship a little.
It was bad enough that parts were funny.
The cringe-worthiness and awkwardness were so much that it began to be funnier for me as the movie progressed. Stacy’s switch with Lady Margaret is hilarious since, despite the obvious clues to everyone who knew Margaret throughout the movie, they all turned a blind eye. While some of the characters knew (Kevin’s daughter) or were suspicious (the King), it was an easy few days for the two to switch places.