Vanessa Hudgens’ Christmas rom-com

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 8, 2018 16:54:16 November 8, 2018 16:54:16

I’m going to be an asshole and tweet-quote myself. I’m sorry but this tweet sums up how I feel about the trailer for Vanessa Hudgens’ new Netflix romantic comedy, The Princess Switch. 

I don’t want to hear about how you are done your Christmas shopping already (Lainey) or see your decorations yet. I will not hit play on The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack until AT LEAST after American Thanksgiving. I will, however, watch the sh-t out of all the Christmas rom-coms starting now. I watched the Kat Graham one (The Holiday Calendar) the other day when I was home sick with the flu. When Lainey sent me the trailer for The Princess Switch she wrote, “This is your movie.” My brand is strong. 

The Princess Switch is not an original concept. Vanessa Hudgens plays Stacy from Chicago AND Margaret, Duchess of a fictional kingdom in Europe called Montenaro. One has a British accent. I apologize for ever questioning Vanessa’s range. The characters swap places when Stacy from Chicago wins a trip to another fictional kingdom “Belgravia” for a Christmas baking contest (lol what?) and she and Margaret realize they’re secret twins or something. It’s The Parent Trap meets The Princess Diaries meets that Selena Gomez movie Monte Carlo meets A Christmas Prince, the overrated Netflix hit from last holiday season. I hated A Christmas Prince. I watched it twice. I will watch the sequel. Brand. Strong. The Princess Switch looks better than A Christmas Prince but that’s not saying much. I can’t f-cking wait. 

The Princess Switch also stars Sam Palladio (Gunnar on Nashville) as dapper Prince Edward and Nick Sagar (I don’t know him but he’s HOT) as Kevin. Vanessa with a Chicago accent and Vanessa with a British accent fall in love with each other’s men. Of course they do. The predictability continues with classic role-swapping tropes like accidental accent slips and skeptical old stiffs lurking in corners ready to blow up all the secrets. GIVE IT TO ME NOW. I can handle all of the inevitable cheese and implausible plot points but my one complaint is about Margaret the Duchess of Monetaro’s hair and wardrobe. I refuse to believe she’d be dressed like Sharpay Evans in Princess cosplay. Aside from that, I’m ALL IN. It’s not going to touch any of my all-time fave Christmas rom-coms like Sleepless in Seattle, Last Holiday, The Holiday, The Preacher’s Wife, Serendipity, The Best Man Holiday or Love Actually BUT I’LL TAKE IT. 

The Princess Switch hits Netflix on November 16th. I can’t believe they are making me wait that long. 


 

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