As a part of their 2023 lineup, Great American Family lined up airing A Prince in Paradise. The film is cute even with its rough spots here and there.
A Prince in Paradise (2023) TV Film Review
Struggling with writer’s block, Olivia Perkins (Rhiannon Fish) is looking for a break and the chance to recharge with her boyfriend as they plan their anniversary together. When he unceremoniously breaks up with her, Olivia is reeling. Her work still waits for her, but still unable to come up with a good plot, she decides to take the trip she planned quite on her own. Hoping it will renew her confidence after extended publisher deadlines.
Looking for adventure and finding some normalcy, Alexander (Mitchell Bourke) decides a holiday is in order. And so he takes one quite at the dismissal of his family and trusted advisor. When an isles fundraiser comes up, Alexander takes the chance to escape duty… even if only for a short time.
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Like anything else you’re likely to encounter in the TV film scene, this is one of those really cute flicks that isn’t difficult to enjoy
The cast is likable and Rhiannon does that girl next door who is next to impossible to like well. The ladies costuming has fun colors which looks nice in the tropical setting. The plot is much the same as any secret plot like this and yet, there is still charm, and of course the elevated aspect of this being set on an island and beautiful.
Also known as A Royal in Paradise, the film has fun banter and cute moments which helps the flow, and entertainment values. The scene between Olivia and her ex pre vacation is a little stilted but there’s plenty of literal perfect (romantic) moments between characters. The whole “leave,” don’t-ruffle-our-life speech is surprisingly harsher than normal, and makes me feel bad for what’s in store for Olivia. But to balance this, the falling-in-love “butterflies” is played up, and if that’s something you like, it’s sweet. Of course, to top it off like the cherry on a perfect sundae, the happy ending is present.
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Content: nothing to note outside of the typical TV-PG standard, which is the usual kiss or two. If it bothers you, there is social drinking.
Photos: Great American Family / Steve Jaggi Company