The Princess Switch
Release Date: November 16th, 2018
Distributed By: Netflix
A Chicago baker is competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia. There she bumps into the prince’s fiancee. They look alike and switch for 2 days.
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
When I saw the trailer for this I knew I had to watch it this holiday season! I have a soft spot for Vanessa Hudgens just as much as I have one for Zac Efron.
This follows Stacy who’s a baker from Chicago and owns a bakery with her best friend Kevin. The movie opens up with Kevin and his daughter Olivia saying they entered Stacy into a baking competition that takes place in Belgravia and she was accepted to compete.
Stacy is the “must plan” type so her dropping everything at her bakery for 3 days to compete seems like an impossible idea. After running into her ex with his new girl she decides to take a chance and go on this trip.
Meanwhile Lady Margaret is set to marry Prince Edward after the holiday season and while she longs to be a normal person without the worries of being royalty she know she has a “duty” to fill since her parents have passed away.
The two run into each other during the baking practice and assume they must somehow be related (I mean ya’ll look EXACTLY alike but sure you must “somehow” be related — uhm no one even mentioned they might be twins).
Overall this movie was cute and quick. I loved the influence that Stacy had on Prince Edward. It’s easy to forget how submissive women in royalty are expected to be and how “threatening” how a strong willed woman could be. And a bit sad because aren’t queens historically more powerful?
I wish they went more into Stacey and who she is, who her parents were. If she had any family. But they barely even touched on her or who she was. Versus we got to know Lady Margaret and Prince Edward a little bit more.
When it came to the actual romances in the film we spent a bit more time with Stacey/Prince Edward and not as much time with Lady Margaret/Kevin.
I know this isn’t meant to be some full length detailed movie so I’m not going to list all the “well what about….” questions that had popped up after I was finished watching it. I did appreciate it for what it was — a cute festive movie just in time for the Holidays!
Have you seen this movie? If not do you plan on watching it? What’s your favorite or go-to holiday movie?