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|Princess Protection Program|
Actors: Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nicholas Braun, Molly Hagan
Director: Alison Liddi-Brown
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming royal reality check in Princess Protection Program, the new smash-hit Disney Channel Original Movie starring Selena Gomez, Wizards Of Waverly Place, and Demi Lovato, Sonny With A ... more »
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I Loved This Movie!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a movie for boys and girls. For boys there is a lot of action and for girls there is a lot of Princess stuff. My name is Casey and I am eight years old. I recommend this movie for all ages."
One of the better Disney Channel movies
Julie Neal | Sanibel Island, Fla. | 07/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two promising young stars turn this boilerplate Disney Channel movie into a decent diversion for `tween girls. A funny story of a princess and tomboy who join together to battle various high school horrors, it also includes a nice message about self-esteem.
Selena Gomez ("Wizards of Waverly Place") shines in her first starring role, with comic sensibilities that hint at a long career. Likable co-star Demi Lovato ("Camp Rock," "Sonny Without a Chance") adds charm of her own, and together the two young stars have great chemistry. Also worth mentioning is another newcomer, Jamie Chung, who MTV viewers will remember from "The Real World: San Diego." She plays Chelsea, the front-runner for homecoming queen.
Girls between the ages of say, 7 to 13, should love it. If you buy it for one, you'll score bonus brownie points by telling her that the Jonas Brothers co-wrote one of the featured songs, "Two Worlds Collide.""
Formulaic, but sure to please the legiion of Disney Channel
Gregory Ehrbar | Orlando, FL | 07/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
Princess Protection Program doesn't really have to have a story, as long as there's a shopping scene set to hot music, a wacky mess scene, a mismatched pair that get to like each other and a not-too-hazardous denoument where girl power saves the day. Add the standard heroic, handsome dad (but only attractive in an "old people" way 'cause otherwise it would be ewwww), assorted mean girls and cute boys, shake well and you have a hit for the J-14 market. To paraphrase Carly Simon, nobody does it better than Disney Channel.
Sally Field-ish sprite Demi Lovato (please someone do a remake of The Flying Nun with this young star!) and snappy but not too caustic Selena Gomez stay true to the onscreen personas established by their respective TV series, though one wonders why they didn't mix things up a little by having Lovato play the eye-rolling American tween and Gomez play the affected princess, who doesn't use contractions much like Barbara Eden did on I Dream Of Jeannie ("Master, are you not pleased?" "Major Healey, do you not think my master would like me to blink an elephant into his office?")
It's still grand movie matinee fun that stretches logic and story sense with the same elán that The Monkey's Uncle did for Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk. You never worry for a minute about anyone being in serious danger and the biggest hazard besides snarky rival girls is yogurt. My daughter loved it, so case closed.
The DVD does not include too much that we didn't see on Disney Channel interstitials, including the "aren't we the best of friends" segment that was brought to fever pitch on premiere night when the two BFFs hosted the movie and had oh-so-much fun.
Sort of like Gidget and LaRue."