#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.”
Plot: With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
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‘Ice Princess’ is good. Nothing more, nothing less.
There are enjoyable performances from Michelle Trachtenberg (Casey), Hayden Panettiere (Gen), Kim Cattrall (Tina) and Joan Cusack (Joan – creative!). Even if the latter two’s characters are irritating at times, but that is intentional to be fair. There’s also an appearance for Erik King, which I guess you could say was a “Surprise!” …
Props are in order for Christophe Beck, who I thought did a top job with the music – all of which suited events very well. The premise, which entails figure skating, is entertaining enough to see unfold. It’s nothing special, but is certainly a harmless and fine production from 2005.
Great watch, will watch again, and can recommend.
I’ve been a big Michelle Trachtenberg fan since “Harriett the Spy”, and I’m a nerd for science so mixing the two together makes a minimal good watch for me: it would have been hard for them to ruin this for me.
The premise feels weak as it’s a “coming of age” story with a focus in the physics of figurine skating, but the execution is wonderful. Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere and the other skaters all embody the insanity of the ice skating culture and establish the world that Michelle Tratchenburg and Joan Cusack’s characters are forced to deal with.
In the end it becomes a story of passions (clearly stated in the movie) and really feels uplifting and inspiring despite the absurdity of the situations.
I know that when I throw this on, I’m going to enjoy a movie.
Cute and Serious
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 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.
Chick Flick for young girls, and young girls at heart
There is an old Richard Dreyfuss/Amy Irving movie called “The Competition” about a piano recital. More recently, there is the Baz Luhrmann movie “Strictly Ballroom” about, well, ballroom dancing. “Ice Princess” is a Disney movie about figure skating. I do not mean that as a criticism, but let’s be honest. Disney rounds off the edges. Or then again and to be positive, this movie is worth a peek if you have any interest in figure skating.
This movie has an interesting subtext. The moms are jerks but the daughters are OK. And by the end, the moms finally come around to understanding what their daughters truly want. I have a vague suspicion that many girls will say – for a variety of reasons – that the movie is not cool. But they’ll get and secretly appreciate this message. (As an aside to moms, Kim Cattrall and Joan Cusack play the moms to perfection. Picture perfect pros. If you’re a dad, yes, you can take your daughter and her friends to see this.)
My honest criticism? This movie has an excess of estrogen. All the lead characters are women, in fact all the characters are women – save one boy who drives a Zamboni. Given all the movies with an excess of testosterone, a balance seems appropriate. But I would prefer a balance within films themselves, not between films. In a few months, this’ll be a sleepover rental for the 12 year old crowd, or aspiring Olympic figure skaters. But it’s worth a peek now.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Director Tim Fywell
Writer Meg Cabot (story), Hadley Davis (story), Hadley Davis (screenplay)
Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Amy Stewart, Steve Ross
Country USA, Canada
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)