I am a sucker for a holiday-esque Hallmark type movie, and let me tell you that the new Netflix Original A Christmas Prince did not disappoint, and yet disappointed all at the same time. It actually took me a couple days of processing to really bring you all the thoughts I had while watching it.
This movie is good fun. The plot is predictable at best, and yeah it’s beyond cheesy, but who even cares? You will watch this tonight and probably three times before Christmas. Why is he a Christmas prince? Well, honestly there really is no reason other than it happens, like AT Christmas. Your main character (who is totally the chick from iZombie, it took me a while to place her) is a quirky journalist just trying to make her mark in the world, so of course she accidentally goes undercover in the Prince’s House. I don’t even really remember the Prince, but all I can think is that when they put out a casting call for that guy it must have said something along the lines of “blonde, handsome prince looking dude that every girl can immediately impose her own boyfriend’s face over.”
I went hunting on twitter to find out if I was the only one in love and hate with this movie all at the same time, and it seems we all have a lot to say about A Christmas Prince. She keeps secret notes on her laptop, obvs and we are pretty sure this is what they said…
— Emily Black Favreau (@ebfavs) November 27, 2017
And if you were worried this movie didn’t have enough stereotypes, well worry no more. Girl, this movie’s gotchu:
Watching “A Christmas Prince” on Netflix as my first Hallmark-esque romcom watch of the szn. So far,
Blonde, girl next door as protag:✔
Media job: ✔
Sassy black friend/colleague:✔
Sassy gay friend/colleague :✔
— bolu babalola. (@BeeBabs) December 3, 2017
This is a valid question you will be asking yourself midway through:
— Malissa (@malissamistry) December 2, 2017
But don’t worry, you will still be able to relate to the girl, because shoes.
The main character wears converses because she is relatable.
I wore converses today, where’s my prince??#AChristmasPrince
— Britt REY-vera (@kindamoviesnob) November 26, 2017
Plus, if you were ever thinking of going into a career in journalism, this movie is basically your blueprint:
Basic fundamentals of journalism, according to #AChristmasPrince:
– stare longingly at the hottest guy in the room
– accept bribes to only write positive news from a literal child
– never publish anything
— Kimberlee Kruesi (@kkruesi) November 28, 2017
But, not so good with the magazine cover titles:
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 30, 2017
And you know this movie has a royal coronation, because I don’t watch a movie about royalty without one. So, put down your spoon of peanut butter and watch this bad boy right now. Twice.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what Netflix thinks about all this…let’s just say they have some feelings…