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Princess Protection Program (2009)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 June 2009
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A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

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Allison Liddi-Brown (as Allison Liddi)

Writers:

Annie DeYoung (story), Annie DeYoung | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Lovato ... Rosalinda / Rosie
Selena Gomez ... Carter
Nicholas Braun ... Ed
Molly Hagan ... The Director
Johnny Ray Rodriguez ... General Magnus Kane
Jamie Chung ... Chelsea
Samantha Droke ... Brooke
Robert Adamson ... Donny
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Bull
Dale Dickey ... Helen
Sully Diaz Sully Diaz ... Sophia
Tom Verica ... Joe Mason
Jessenia Da Silva Jessenia Da Silva ... Chloe (as Jessenia Da Silva Rios)
Ángel Vázquez Ángel Vázquez ... Dimitri (as Angel Vázquez)
Ricardo Alvarez Ricardo Alvarez ... Señor Elegante
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Storyline

When a tiny country is invaded by a dictator, a young Princess (later known as Rosie) is taken into custody by the Princess Protection Program. She is whisked away to rural Louisiana where she must learn the ins and outs of behaving like a normal American teenager. In the process of adapting to her new life, Rosie gives her new friend and roommate, Carter, a few lessons in how to act with royal aplomb. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Royalty meets reality.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Protection Program See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This was the first Disney Channel Original Movie to be released on DVD in a widescreen format. See more »

Goofs

When the girls arrive at the bowling alley Ed says to Carter that he would get her shoes he said "5 1/5 coming up" but when they return the shoes the camera gets close to the real size on the shoe and it says size 7/8. Therefore Selena Gomez wears a size 7 or 8 shoe, not a 5 1/5. See more »

Quotes

Carter Mason: What was I thinking? A guy like Donny would never go out with me.
Rosalinda: Then he is not worthy of you.
Carter Mason: Yeah, you can say that 'cause you're all high and royal. But I'm just a girl who sells bait.
Rosalinda: No. You are so much more. You are a princess now.
Carter Mason: Yeah. Trust me, I am not a princess.
Rosalinda: Yes, you are. You just do not feel like one yet.
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Featured in Demi Lovato: Stay Strong (2012) See more »

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IS IT JUST ME
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin, Dorian Cheah, Amy Powers
Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin and Dorian Cheah
Published by Even Sweetersongs (SESAC), Dorian Cheah Music (BMI), Powers That Be (ASCAP)
Performed by Kari Kimmel
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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The best Disney Channel movie I've seen
30 August 2009 | by StartingAllOver14See all my reviews

I must confess that I didn't cared for watching this film after seeing the previews for it, my thought was "just another way for Disney to milk out their stars". However, recently I saw this movie randomly - and got pleasantly surprised. «Princess Protection Program» is undoubtedly the best DC movie I've seen, surpassing all their recent films like «Camp Rock», the «High School Musical» flicks, «Hatching Pete» and «Dadnapped».

A thing that most DC movies have in common that they're pretty soulless; They seem like they're all the same, with mediocre acting, predictable story lines and squeaky clean love subplots. Their films has rarely soul and emotion (even though one shouldn't take for granted that the theatrical released films has heart and emotion, cause that isn't always the case either). But «Princess Protection Program» was quite cute and enjoyable.

The story is a little cheesy, but still works pretty well and the high school clichés during this film doesn't feel worn out. The cinematography by David A. Makin is quite lovely, making the locations look beautiful and the score by John Van Tongeren is also good. And most of the songs are catchy.

Disney has casted two of their up-and-coming stars to the main roles (the replacements of Miley Cyrus, if you will); Selena Gomez as Carter and Demi Lovato as Princess Rosalinda. Their interaction and friendship on the screen is credible, without being overdone. They both pull of their roles pretty well. Of course since this is a DC movie you can't expect a profound acting, but none of the performances feels overacted. Demi Lovato has improved since «Camp Rock» and has never looked more beautiful than in this film, with her rose-red lips and stunning dresses. She struggles a bit with timing on her emotional moments, but still carries her Princess role with grace and dignity. While Selena, which is wonderful as Alex in «Wizards of Waverly Place», fits the role of a tomboy surprisingly well (I had never pictured her as a tomboy). Of the adult cast, Tom Verica has good charisma as Carter's father.

The film was enjoyable, but the only thing that disappointed me, just like another reviewer on this site pointed out, was the ending, which could been more suspenseful, cause it was leading to an thrilling climax. Otherwise, I highly recommend «Princess Protection Program». The film may not be innovative or Oscar-worthy, but has the mayor ingredient that most DC films lack: heart and soul. Please make more movies like this, Disney.


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