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Ice Princess

Ice Princess

Tim Fywell (2005)

94min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This "Cinderella on Ice" fable works like a well-oiled Zamboni. The superbly cast Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy's little sister) plays a geeky academic who swaps Harvard entry physics to pursue her dream of championship figure skating. Equally dynamic is frosty Kim Cattrall as her no-nonsense coach who doesn't sugar the demands, or backstabbing, of what it takes to become a rink-and-rhinestone contender. Director Tim Fywell (I Capture the Castle) faultlessly avoids all the clich├ęs that come with the stirring plot formula and character stereotypes, while keeping things moving efficiently and smoothly. Time is also taken to keep the relationship dynamics down-to-earth despite the charming fairy-tale trappings, especially in the home truths about competitive sports. Helping that realism along is the participation of many professional skaters such as Kirsten Olson and Juliana Cannarozzo.

Summary

A teenager with a promising academic future causes consternation for her family when she sets her sights on becoming a professional ice skater. Luckily, a former champion of the sport is on hand to offer training and advice. Comedy drama, starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Joan Cusack and Hayden Panettiere, alongside a host of professional skaters.

Cast & Crew

Joan Carlyle Joan Cusack
Tina Harwood Kim Cattrall
Casey Carlyle Michelle Trachtenberg
Gen Harwood Hayden Panettiere
Teddy Harwood Trevor Blumas
Nikki Kirsten Olson
Nikki's mom Connie Ray
Zoe Bloch Juliana Cannarozzo
Director Tim Fywell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on DVD

Comedy Childrens Drama

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