‘Tis the season for laughter. For holiday joy, and all the trimmings. And yes, the Christmas movie season is officially in swing. We’ve had a number of new premieres, one of which is today’s feature, A Christmas Prince.
A Christmas Prince (2017) Netflix Review
Pursuing a career in journalism is a priority for Amber More (Rose McIver). She sacrifices nights out with friends and refuses to let them set her up with anyone. All choices that seem to be for naught. Instead of writing real stories, Amber is relegated to a copy editor. In this role, she’s pushed around by superiors who don’t seem to take any pride in their work let alone appreciate her. This changes when on a whim (mainly because she has no one else to go), Amber’s boss gives her a story. One that involves digging up “dirt” on a crown prince who’s been hiding.
With some pluck, Amber heads abroad and discovers a real-life castle awaits her. Inside the castle is when things get dicey. The people inside this fairy tale – including the handsome and
generous, crown prince, Richard (Ben Lamb) – begin to work their way into Amber’s heart. Emotions that soon become secrets, and a difficult choice Amber will have to make.
To start off this review, I’ll ask that you indulge me in a little story time. You see, there’s this girl (who happens to be a Christmas movie aficionado). Throughout the month (or mayhap it’s closer to a month and a half?) leading up to Christmas day, she watches (and re-watches) TV Christmas movies. Naturally, when she stumbles across news of a new one, investigations commence. One such evening, an ordinary Thursday, she discovers a little film titled A Prince for Christmas. The title alone tells her this one will be a keeper. She watches it that Friday
“I’ve Never Been more sure of anything in my life.” – A Christmas Prince
In case my enthusiasm for previous Christmas movies or even what I’ve said so far about this one doesn’t reveal the feels, A Prince for Christmas is certainly 100% a must see. For anyone who enjoys the “guilty pleasure” of watching Christmas teleplays, don’t let this one slip past you.
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Though it’s formulaic (a term I use in the most endearing way), and borrows from Christmas cousins, A Christmas Prince is full of charm for days. This movie is magical, in all the right spaces and places. The cast is lovely, the characters they play equally so, and the story will enchant those of us who don’t mind a sappy TV romance. The kind that invites us to get wrapped up into a love story we can unapologetically root for.
One of the best things about this script is the cast; everyone is so good in their respective roles. Whether it’s the sassy (THAT personality though) little sister; our plucky reporter-to-be-heroine; the castle staff; the Queen (who DOES have a heart) or that handsome prince, these characters become a kind of friend for 90 minutes. To further reinforce this, it’s lovely to see such talent ensemble. Whether it be young Honor Kneafsey (who’s brilliant – same as she is in the BBC production of Our Zoo) or Alice Kringe, everyone is memorable.
The lead couple is also fabulous. It’s such fun to see Rose in something beyond her weekly zombie show and many of you may recognize Ben from the popular The White Queen series.
He’s also appeared alongside Shailene Woodley in Divergent and the Now You See Me films.
Whether you openly or in secret (your secret is safe with me) adore these Christmas films, one thing is for certain. If you sit down to watch A Christmas Prince, it’s sure to leave you with a wide smile and all the happy feels.Love #Netflix? Don't let a Christmas go by without swooning over their #Romance original, 'A Christmas Prince.' REVIEW | 'A Christmas Prince' – Deck the Halls with Festive New Fairy Tale Click To Tweet
Content: aside from some minor innuendo, there’s nothing offensive in this film. The film is TVPG according to Netflix.