A romantic comedy about culture clash starts when a wild-eyed, bored Danish prince (Luke Mably) is looking for a new diversion, and he comes across a “Girls Gone Wild”-style advertisement on TV, and this particular issue is focusing on college girls from Wisconsin. Prince Edvard likes the idea of some wild poontang from the Heartland, and tells his parents that he is going to got to college in Wisconsin. The Danish Queen, Rosalind (Miranda Richardson) does not like the idea, but the King, Haarald (James Fox), give him his blessing, because if Edvard is in the States, the press cannot find him. They also send Edvard security gaurd (Primeval‘s Ben Miller) There he meets Paige Morgan (Julia Stiles), a very focused pre-med student whose family runs an independent dairy farm. Somehow, Paige and Edvard keep running into each other, they have a chemistry class together, work at the same student hangout, and have so much sexual tension between them that you could bounce quarters off it. At the request of Paige’s friend, Beth (Elisabeth Waterston), Paige invites Edvard to come back to the family farm for Thanksgiving weekend. The culture clash has melted away some, and the Morgans see Edvard and a fun, likable guy that might make Paige less cold, and were they ever right!
This movie was the beginning of a franchise that has spawned at least three sequels, and I intend to see them all. Paige and Edvard seem to be like a fairytale couple, but they are not, and even though it is fiction, it is good to see some kind of idea of what royals have to go through when their every move is scrutinised by the press and media. Cut the rich people a break? Well, in the US, I’d say no, but when it comes to the royal houses of the world’s happiest countries, why not. They must be doing something right, and farmgirl Paige wins over her new home with that attitude, as well as the viewers of these great movies.
I give this film a Musing review of