The Princess Switch is the name of the brand new Netflix original movie. It was released on Netflix worldwide in November 2018, just in time for the Christmas celebration in 2018. But, is The Princess Switch worth watching?
As you probably know already, most Christmas movies are incredibly predictable and they often run on a very low budget. The companies creating the Christmas movies know that we will watch them no matter what, and thus they do not have excellence and high quality as the standard anymore. But, is The Princess Switch just another terrible Christmas movie? Yesterday I published an article about a very boring and predictable Netflix original Chrismas movie named The Holiday Calendar, but what’s up with The Princess Switch?
The Christmas Switch review
Vanessa Hudgens, whom you might remember from the High School Musical movies, is playing the role as Stacy, a baker from Chicago in the movie. She is invited to take part in the annual Christmas baking competition in Belgravia, hosted by the royal family. After arrival, she visits the location of the competition and bumps into another person looking completely like her. The person is no other than Lady Margaret, the future to be the wife of Prince Edward of Belgravia. However, Lady Margaret isn’t that enthusiastic about the marriage and wants to live a different life. They decide to change roles for two days, something that is supposed to be easy and without any complications at all.
We all know that things will get complicated, and the movie is predictable in that way. It is also easy to tell who will fall in love with whom, but that is okay because there are some questions left unanswered that make it interesting to watch the movie all the way to the end.
Vanessa Hudgens does a great job
In the role of Stacy from Chicago and Lady Margaret, Vanessa Hudgens is doing a great job. Her British accent is beautiful to listen to, and she manages to keep the interest up for both her characters throughout the film.
I was surprised by the movie because I expected it to be much worse. In fact, I had a fairly good time watching it, and I even had to laugh a couple of times. That should be considered a big bonus!
The Princess Switch review summary
This is a very nice movie to watch for families, couples, and friends who want to watch an enjoyable Christmas movie containing a romantic story and some good jokes. It will never become a Christmas classic, but it is way better than many movies I have seen in the cinema this year that almost made me fall asleep!
Would you like to know even more about the movie and see some clips? Take a look at my short YouTube review of The Princess Switch.
Have you seen The Princess Switch yourself? How did you like it? What score would you give the movie? I would love to hear from you!