In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
A high-school bookworm transforms into a swan. Brainy Casey Carlyle has never quite fit in. Caught between her fantasy of becoming a championship figure skater and her strong-willed mother, who has her on the fast track to Harvard, she can only hope to be like Nikki, Tiffany and Gen--three elite skating prodigies who are ruthlessly competing on the US National circuit (and have attitudes to match). But when Casey gets the chance to train with Gen and her coach, a disgraced former skating champion who also happens to be Gen's mother, she must dash her own mother's hopes in order to pursue her dream. Now, with only the support of Gen's teenage brother, a hunky Zamboni driver, Casey takes on the challenge of her life when she finds herself competing against the best to make it into the championship circuit and become a real "ice princess."Written by
In one of the first scenes of the movie, Casey is believed to be spying on other figure skaters. In order to prove to Tina and Teddy that she is not, she says that she has a notebook and after Teddy looks though it, he jokingly says that it is spy code. 9 years earlier before this movie came out, Michelle Trachtenberg starred in "Harriet the Spy" (1996). In that movie, she spies on other people and writes down things about them in a notebook. See more »
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Because a movie about figure skating comes around once a decade and tonight is the ladies world figure skating world championships, I'm in a great mood as I write this. This may explain why I liked the movie when I don't feel that I should have. To be honest, I think I liked the film because I love figure skating.
At least this Disney "Princess" film didn't star Anne Hathaway. Instead, Michelle Trachenberg played pretty much the same role but more appealingly. I never watched "Buffy", so I only knew of her from the Discovery Channel's "Truth of Scare" series in which she sounds like a robot. But I really like her in this movie. With some inflection in her voice, she's an effective and appealing actress.
I'm not the tween audience this film is targeted for, so maybe this is why the movie's lack of realism really bothered me throughout the film. I would like to see a movie about skating that show's the sport's realistic and competitive side more. This film showed it in a Disney, comical sense but this film is just as much a fantasy as The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast.
Overall, the film was enjoyable and I liked the theme to follow your dream and the main character's maturity and toughness. But this film doesn't make me want for more G rated films that aren't animated.
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