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Ice Princess 2005 Subtitles

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 U.S. National circuit (and have attitudes to match).

Starring:
Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Genres Children & Family, Romance, Teen & Young Adult
Director Tim Fywell
Starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack
Supporting actors Amy Stewart, Steve Ross, Hayden Panettiere, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas, Kirsten Olson, Jocelyn Lai, Connie Ray, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Roy Bradshaw, Mark Hird, Ben Gilbank, Thanh Nguyen, Cole Campbell, Brandon Lajko, Jesse Primosig, Colleen Collins, Andrea Tou
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It's amazing that the wonderfully brutal sport of hockey and the graceful sport of ice skating take place on the same surface - it took a while, but I've actually come to appreciate the sport of figure skating (well, women's figure skating, anyway). Ice Princess, naturally enough, is all about figure skating - but it's really about so much more than that: pursuing a dream, doing what you love, having the courage to take chances and make big decisions, dealing with parental pressure at its best and worst, competing with honor, and basically just figuring out what you want and taking control of your own life - and, yes, it's also about Michelle Trachtenberg looking absolutely gorgeous. Disney always puts out good films; Ice Princess is fairly predictable, but there's nothing wrong with a predictable story that inspires you and makes you feel good - and the film actually isn't quite as predictable as I thought it would be.
Michelle Trachtenberg plays Casey Carlyle, a science geek who loves skating out on the pond but is focused on winning a physics scholarship to Harvard. The story doesn't really work the high school misfit angle very hard, but it's not really the focus of the movie, anyway. Casey needs to come up with a personalized physics project to impress the Harvard recruiters, and so it is that she turns to ice skating with all of its angles, velocities, vectors, and mathematical implications as her ticket to achievement. It's not enough to watch and study the skaters training under the local coach Tina Harwood (Crow T.
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By Dodster TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Oct. 2006
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Although the title may suggest a movie aimed at children, this is an enjoyable family movie.

The main character, although mildy unbelievable in places, is well written and,if watched with an open mind, this movie can be enjoyed for what it is. A touching story of pair a girls pursuing their dreams despite overbearing mothers.

The ice-skating scenes are exciting, and some of the falls look genuinely painful. This movie is recommended for anyone who enjoys watching figure skating, or movies with moments that almost make you cry, or movies where people find happiness.

Well worth watching.
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By Joanna D. VINE VOICE on 25 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD
It's funny how a physics geek has to get physical to get respect--hey, it's the US and athletics always win over academics. So then, here's the premise of ICE PRINCESS: a school misfit Casey Carlyle finds herself when she leaves the sidelines of the ice rink where she's observing ice skating for a science project. Casey transforms herself into a swan of a skater. I have to say, having studied hard and long in the sciences, including physics, it's annoying that academic discipline alone don't get you no respect. But that's life--nothing dramatic about burying your nose in a book and everything dramatic about the beautiful and difficult sport of skating.
This is a well-acted film I like Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays Casey. Even better, my favorite, Joan Cusak, plays Casey's mother, and this was brilliant casting. She has the ability to transmit the sense of intellect, anxiety and love all at once. I don't see enough of Cusak in films, so I was pleased she had a supporting role in Ice Princess.
Kim Cattrall as the coach is intense--she has to portray someone who is almost living vicarious through her students while she, a failed Olympian hopeful, has to struggle with the conflicting emotions of jealously and pride. Loved her.
The sport of figure skating is competitive to a fault (remember Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan?) This film gets that message across well. But the theme of growing up and finding onself by challenging oneself to grow and achieve is one that will suit the entire family and provide a lot of dinnertable discussion material.
This is a nice production, with a few extras (two music videos and audio commentary by the four actors, the obligatory deleted scenes, and surprisingly, an alternate opening.) This is a good selection for the family home DVD library--one that will probably get played over and over by the teens and pre-teens.
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My 8-year old added this to my rental list and i fully expected it to be another mediocre kids' film, yet another re-hashed variation on the Cinderella theme but i couldn't have been more wrong. we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie, the story line although light (come on, it is a U!) was not full of the expected cliches and had some interesting twists. Good family movie (albeit a bit on the girly side!)
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No, Ice Princess was never a movie on my must see immediately list, but I always had it in the back of my mind as a movie I was interested in seeing. After all, I am a fan of star Michelle Trachtenberg. And, as much as I’m not a sports fan, I am a sucker for the underdog sports story. A lazy day and the movie on TV gave me a chance to watch it, and I enjoyed it.

Casey (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a high school junior. She’s super smart thanks to her mom Joan (Joan Cusack) pushing her. But she’s also obsessed with figure skating. When she’s given an assignment to create a physics project that could lead to a scholarship, she decides to do it on the physics involved in figure skating.

The more time she spends at the rink, the more Casey loves figure skating. She even takes a job at the concession stand so she can start taking some classes herself and uses herself in her project. And the more she does it, the more she finds she has a real talent for it. Can she develop her skills enough to actually compete?

In some ways, this movie follows the typical sports movie formula, and the ending is fairly easy to see coming a ways away. And yet in other ways, it is very different. Part of that is because figure skating is an individual sport, and that is reflected in much of the story. Casey is often on her own figuring out how she will pay for her lessons or convince her mom that this is a good thing. Also, a character I had pegged as a Casey’s main rival turned out to more friend then foe, although they had their moments. Both of these were refreshing changes that I wasn't expecting.

Of course, I felt some of those relationships changed too much too quickly.
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