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Plot: With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater. Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 18 Mar 2005
I loved this movie, and I don't know why the other reviewer did not. Maybe said reviewer was not accustomed to viewing Disney movies, which are generally cleaner and more family-oriented. The star of the film worked her hardest against all obstacles to accomplish her goals and realize her dreams, without throwing away her intelligence. She learned that intelligence is not a burden, as it is often portrayed, but a gift that can possibly be applied to many other areas of life. The main character was a well-developed character, as were the supporting characters, and the soundtrack was <more>
excellent. I truly enjoyed this movie, and it was a joy to watch. I shall hope to see it again before it is released on DVD.
A cute movie that makes you want to become an ice skater! (by potterface)
I saw this and was like wow. I really didn't want to see it, honestly. I thought it looked like one of those cheesy Disney movies, but I was extremely wrong. It was a great movie for kids & parents alike, and definitely a mother and daughter movie. I thought it was perfect, and it was so cute, I came out of there wishing I was an ice skater its just one of the movies, that make you think to yourself, "Wow, I wish I could do that." A lot of my friends thought this movie was a little weird but me and my friends were siting there crying after this movie. It was adorable in <more>
every way, and I don't think it possibly could be better, the only complaint I actually do have is the ending kiss between her and the boy, it wasn't romantic at all, if that was a little more romantic I thought that would be perfect.;] Thanks for reading, Krista
This 'chase your dream/against all odds' fantasy is a light diversion in a Hollywood culture steeped in blockbuster mode. Ice Princess attempts to treat the issue of female achievement with both charm and weightiness. One is almost tempted I say almost tempted because it still falls under the very successful Disney Channel formula of a challenged teenage life and happy ending to forgive the every ready show of single motherhood as fanatical stage moms driving their kids to the fulfillment of their dreams rather than encouraging the same to seek happiness and true fulfillment.Both <more>
Kim Cattral and Joan Cusak play mothers who pressure their daughters into career they seemed all too disappointed about not having achieved. Their daughters, in effect, are stand-ins of their own unfulfilled dreams. Casey, the true focus of the movie is played by Michelle Trachtenberg, as a Harvard-bound physics nerd who aspires to challenge all the planning and hard work to become a world class figure skater. Conversely Gen, played by Hayden Panettiere, is the Cattral prodigy who is forced into the role of apprentice skating champ - chasing her mother's Olympic dreams - the dreams lost when she lost disqualified, as the story goes in Sarajevo - and just wants to be normal. True to the Hollywood/Disney formula there is the perfunctory supportive and accessible 'hunk' who just happens to be Gen's bother in Trevor Blumas. Directed by Tim Fywell and written by Hadley Davis, Ice Princess is a story pegged on the duality of very pushy mothers in Cusak and Cattral whose daughters are being pushed in the direction that runs counter to their dreams.Despite the movie's predictability, the Ice Princess had moments of seriousness almost lapses, actually in the core subject matter of passionate loyalties amidst the cutthroat competitiveness of the figure-skating world. Yes, you will be treated to the attractive figure skating but Fywell is not tempted to push it over the top. Cusack and Cattrall bring a mature complexity to their difficult roles as mothers who are trying to control the raging hormones and resultant attitude. Problematic in some areas, the movie does bring to presence the very important issues of coming of age, parental interference, and long term career planning. Unrealistic at best, to think that after all that was invested, a Harvard bound student not to mention the Olympic bound skater would throw it all away on a one-in-a-million chance at 'true happiness' but we can always live vicariously in this imaginary space - which is why we will continue to be attracted to movies like Ice Princess.Miguel Llora
Besides what the cynics will see Ice Princess is an undeniable bubblegum treat and despite it's sometimes lapse in logic makes an agreeable sports film both emotional and intense. Trachtenberg of Buffy fame stars as the title star a physics geek in school whom when offered the opportunity to go to college with a scholarship, decides to base her summer project on figure skating and the physics proportions of what would accustom special movements and such. In that she finds a passion she's long denied herself because of her over bearing, feminist, college professor MOM played <more>
wonderfully by Joan Cusack whom of course thinks it's just a waste of time. The film is of course a clash of overly obvious clichés but anyone seeing this film should know that already. But these are the clichés that make movies like this truly inspiring and enjoyable. The film is fun, memorable and heart tugging. But the standout addition here is a wonderful performance by the still gorgeous Kim Catrall she's still in mean mode but god can she deliver those lines and still come off likable ultimately. So throwout what cynics will say about this sleeper treat and go experience this gold medal for your selves. 9/10
I thought it was great how there wasn't any ugliness in the whole movie! It was a totally positive movie! Positive, you just don't get that anymore. It was nice to take my girls to a movie that I wasn't squirming in my seat hoping that nothing foul or nasty would pop up! I wish there were more movies out there like that. Not everything has to have sex or cursing to sell! I had to give it only a 9 out of 10 though because I thought the editing was a little choppy. I'm not a film expert by any means so the fact that I noticed it says something, I think. Although, it was still <more>
better than Raise Your Voice, the editing in that was horrible!
Finding beauty in the balance: Ice Princess stakes a claim on new world feminism. (by freelancespice)
Spoilers Within - Raised by her college professor mother, Casey Carlyle is a physics genius in search of a scholarship project that will help ensure her a Harvard education. Casey quickly realizes that there's a fundamental formula to the aerodynamics of figure skating and begins her own mathematically driven experiment to prove her hypothesis.The film is packed with strong female figures with the few male characters cornered into supporting roles. The lone memorable guy in the flick is Teddy I had to look up his name on IMDb, because the film didn't really make a point in embedding <more>
it in my mind , the Zamboni driving son of former ice skater turned coach, Tina Harwood. Teddy literally exists to clean the ice so Casey can perfect her skating skills. His potential as a love interest carries through the film, but it's not a focal point. There's much more emphasis placed on the definitions of self and beauty, that strength comes from within, and that smart girls are pretty and CAN excel math. This is not your mother's Disney picture.The overall theme is obviously steeped in feminism. There's a contrast between the old school vibe of smart girls vs. prom queens the mother figures and finding empowerment in the balance Casey's final arc .Smart can be beautiful, beautiful can be strong, and strength can be feminine.
A Warmly Human Little Story About Following Your Dream (by gradyharp)
ICE PRINCESS is not the kind of movie to which this reviewer is usually attracted - the trappings indicate that we are in for a happy-wappy, sterilized, PG, Disney candy box. But, surprise!, here is a film that is better than its package. Writers Meg Cabot and Hadley Davis have combined the sport of ice skating with the drama of teenage angst and come up with a credible tale of a 'science geek' discovering her talent and following her dream of figure skating.Director Tim Fywell knows his way around the ice rink and the halls and lockers of high school kids and his preparation for the <more>
film is apparent. Casey Michelle Trachtenberg is a fine student who is encouraged by her physics professor to find a project that incorporates her personality along with physics that will assist her in gaining a scholarship to Harvard. Casey's mother Joan Cusack is a pragmatist, a schoolteacher who wants Casey to succeed beyond the mother's status. Casey loves to skate on their home pond, but one day happens into a private skating rink class owned by one-time star skater Tina Kim Cattrall , a place where Tina relentlessly drives her daughter Gen Hayden Panettiere toward winning prizes. Tina's son Teddy Trevor Blumas - a much underused handsome actor is always around to keep the ice surfaces smooth with his machine.Casey observes the brilliance of fine skating, thinks of a way to analyze moves on her computer that will diagnose aerodynamic physics aspects of skating, and once that is perfected, and she is able to aid the skaters with her scientific knowledge, she personalizes her theories. Before long has won a place along with the other aspiring skaters. She encounters resistance from her mother, encouragement from Tina, and friendship from Gen and her fellow skaters as well as the eye of Teddy! When Casey has her Harvard interview, she admits that her real love is for skating, not physics, and commits to pursuing that love full time. The rest is predictable: all's well that end's well.What sets this little film apart is the quality of acting from Trachtenberg, Cattrall, Cusack and Blumas: they create characters about whom we care. The skating is fun to watch, and the 'sitting in the bleachers rooting for the good guys' feeling is refreshing. This is not a great film but certainly one of the best of this genre. It is most definitely a 'feel good' popcorn movie! Grady Harp
An Icy Message for Snow White and Cinderella (by Rack-Focus)
Talk about timing. Three days after Harvard's faculty gave President Lawrence Summers a no confidence vote for saying women lack the "innate ability" to do well in math and science Disney releases a movie about a girl who must choose between a physics scholarship from Harvard or life as a beautiful Ice Princess!It's sad that Disney would even raise such a question when countless women from high school valedictorian Cindy Crawford to Yale grad Jodie Foster have shown it's possible to have both brains and beauty. Instead - the studio should encourage its target audience <more>
of preteen girls to study math and science. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found girls did better in math until age 11. Afterwards cultural conditioning forces them to choose between being popular and pretty or smart and nerdy.The film does follow the classic Disney princess formula - poor young maiden with a heart of gold rebels against her strict mother by running away into the woods. There she meets the wicked witch and Prince Charming.In this case, nearly friendless physics whiz Casey Carlyle ventures into the skating rink for a scholarship project. There she meets the wicked stepmother, ice queen Tina Harwood Kim Cattrall . Since Casey loves to skate but has no money, she soon finds herself doing Cinderella-type chores like running the rink's concession stand while squeezing in cross training with weights and ballet. This leaves little time for studies and puts her in conflict with her vegetarian professor mother Joan Cusak , who dreams of sending her daughter to Harvard.That sets up the inevitable question will Casey choose Harvard and her mother or skating and her surrogate mother or can she do both?To its credit, Ice Princess does have many heart warming moments, mainly due to the comedic and dramatic talent of rising star Michelle Trachtenberg. And the big pop score by Radio Disney types like Jesse McCartney and Diana DeGarmo keep things bright.
Okay, I went into this movie, knowing it was going to be cheesy. I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I'm a big fan of Meg Cabot, she writes good stuff. I'd recommending girls seeing this with their mothers, it's just that type of film. After it's over, you just want to hug your mom, and thank her. I thought this movie was a giant leap for Kim Catrell. She acted like a mature grown-up. It was weird seeing her with a teenage daughter after watching her on Sex and the City. Michelle was fabulous! The whole movie was 10 times better than I thought it would be. <more>
Maybe a little too soon after Princess Diaries 2, but definitely something I'll buy.