The prince & me

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German title The prince & me
Original title The Prince & Me
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2004
length 105 minutes
Age rating FSK FSK 12
Director Martha Coolidge
script Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Katherine Fugate
production Mark Amin
music Jennie Muskett
camera Alex Nepomniaschy
cut Steven J. Cohen

Successor  →
The Prince & I: The Royal Wedding

German DVD title (excerpt)

The Prince & Me (Original title: The Prince & Me ) is a romantic comedy directed by Martha Coolidge from 2004 . The main roles were played by Julia Stiles and Luke Mably . The film was produced by Paramount Pictures .


The Danish Prince Edward often makes headlines in scandal papers. After seeing bare-breasted students at a US university in Wisconsin on television , he enrolls there. Prince Edward studies incognito , only accompanied by his servant Søren.

Prince Edward meets the American farmer's daughter Paige Morgan, who wants to become a doctor, studies at the same university and works in a bar . The prince - who told his parents he would study at his own expense - runs out of money, whereupon he takes a job at the same bar as Paige. He helps her in literary studies while she teaches him everyday skills such as washing. Slowly they fall in love with each other.

Paige invites Prince Edward to join her family for Thanksgiving . After Danish paparazzi take photos of the couple, the relationship becomes public - as does the prince's true identity. Paige resents him for hiding his true identity from her. Prince Edward suddenly has to return home because of his father's illness.

When Paige realizes that she cannot live without Edward, she travels to Denmark, where the mature prince proposes to her. First she agrees, then she finds court life too restrictive and returns to the USA, where she finishes her studies. Edward becomes king of the country. He travels to the United States on the day of Paige's graduation and explains to Paige that he cannot live without her and that he would wait until she was a doctor.


The film was shot in Toronto , Uxbridge in Canada , in the Czech capital Prague, and in Copenhagen and Hillerød in Denmark . Filming began on June 16, 2003 and ended in August of the same year. The premiere took place on March 28, 2004 in Los Angeles . The film was shown in Denmark from April 30, 2004. The film opened in German and Swiss cinemas on May 20, 2004, and one day later in Austria. The film grossed around $ 28.2 million in US cinemas , including over $ 9.4 million on the opening weekend. Over 36,100 visitors were counted at the German box offices in the first three days, in Switzerland it was over 14,600.

In 2006, the sequel, intended directly for the DVD market, followed ` ` The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding '' , in 2008 `` The Prince and I - Royal Honeymoon '' ( The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon ) and 2009 The Prince & Me: The Elephant Adventure .

Former Formula 1 racing driver Eddie Irvine can be seen in a cameo in which he drives a car race against leading actor Luke Mably .


The lexicon of international films wrote that the film was a "simply developed and charmingly told comedy". He undermines "all quality criteria" and annoys "through the arrogance with which an American lifestyle is propagated".

Cinema magazine wrote that the “lackluster, staid comedy” lacked “whistle and charm”. You have an "old-fashioned 08/15 script".


Julia Stiles was nominated for the Teen Choice Award in 2004 for this film and for Mona Lisa's smile .

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  1. Locations according to the Internet Movie Database
  2. a b c Budget and box office earnings according to the Internet Movie Database
  3. a b c Start dates according to the Internet Movie Database
  4. Background information according to the Internet Movie Database
  5. The Prince & I in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used , accessed on July 26, 2007
  6. ^ Film review , Cinema , accessed July 26, 2007
  7. Nominations and awards according to the Internet Movie Database