Ice Princess

Ice Princess

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Director: Tim Fywell

Cast: Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall, Michelle Trachtenberg

     
 

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A teenager is torn between her desire to please her mother and following her own ambitions in this family-friendly comedy drama. Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a high-school student who has a keen mind for math and looks to be on the fast track to Harvard, which is just the way her mother (Joan Cusack) wants it. However, Casey also has a dream of becoming a

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A teenager is torn between her desire to please her mother and following her own ambitions in this family-friendly comedy drama. Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a high-school student who has a keen mind for math and looks to be on the fast track to Harvard, which is just the way her mother (Joan Cusack) wants it. However, Casey also has a dream of becoming a competitive ice skater, which is not a popular notion with either Casey's mom or her school's clique of aspiring skaters, led by the egocentric Gen (Hayden Panettiere). However, one day at the rink Casey wins the attention of Tina (Kim Cattrall), a former skating champion who now trains her daughter and is trying to live down an incident that grounded her career on the ice. Tina thinks Casey has what it takes to be a champ, but neither Gen nor Casey's mother are happy with this news, leaving Casey and Tina to go it alone, though Casey soon wins the emotional support of Teddy (Trevor Blumas), Gen's handsome older brother. Ice Princess also features champion skater Michelle Kwan in a small role as herself, doing television commentary at a skating event.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
This crowd-pleasing Disney concoction manages to satisfy despite its unambitious recipe: the straight-A high school student with a secret passion for skating; her mother, who is set on her daughter going to Harvard; the pretty, popular mean girl poised for skating stardom; the cold-as-ice coach (the mean girl's mom) who has no time for the "science geek." Ice Princess could have easily skated along as a typical sports fairy tale but, instead, it displays some surprising moves that would impress even the French judges. The appealing and likable Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Dawn) stars as Casey Carlyle, whose calling would appear to be physics. But she discovers her inner Michelle Kwan (who cameos as a TV commentator) when she embarks on a school project that applies physics formulas to skating. Her prowess does not escape the attention of coach Tina Harwood (Kim Cattrall), or her daughter and prized pupil, Gen (Hayden Panettiere). As the determined Casey refines her talent, she is forced to decide about "what's really important" to her: skating or Harvard. While Ice Princess may be predictable, right down to the Zamboni-driving hunk who emerges as a chaste romantic interest for the blossoming Casey, the savvy script does allow for refreshingly complicated characters. The capable Casey, for instance, is not a klutz in the Lizzie McGuire mold. Ice Princess is rated G, as in Gold.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2005
UPC:
0786936289114
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
30,195

Special Features

Closed Caption; Cool alternate opening; Must-see deleted scenes; Hot music videos: "Reach" by Caleigh Peters, "No One" by Aly & A.J.; Exclusive audio commentary; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French language track and subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Cusack Joan Carlyle
Kim Cattrall Tina Harwood
Michelle Trachtenberg Casey Carlyle
Hayden Panettiere Gen Harwood
Trevor Blumas Teddy Harwood
Connie Ray Nikki's Mom
Kirsten Olson Nikki
Juliana Cannarozzo Zoey Bloch
Jocelyn Lai Tiffany
Brian Boitano Himself
Steven Ross Mr. Bast
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Tiffany's Dad
Roy Bradshaw Tiffany's Coach
Mark Hird Nikki's Coach
Ben Gilbank Brian
Thanh Nguyen Hot Dog Kid
Cole Campbell Rink Kid
Brandon Lajko Rink Kid
Jesse Primosig Rink Kid
Colleen Collins Lily
Andrea Tou Devon
Jordan Hockley Jeremy
Charmaine Hamp Jeremy's Mom
Laura Aloisio Snowplow Sam
Amanda Leela Snowplow Sam
Emma Nielsen Snowplow Sam
Melissa Shears Snowplow Sam
Kaci Brandt Snowplow Sam
Edrea Khong Snowplow Sam
Alexandra Najarro Snowplow Sam
Chantal Desforge Harvard Physics Student
Diego Klattenhoff Kyle Dayton
Joey Racki Zipline Guy
Courtney Hawkrigg Mean Party Girl
Mandy Butcher Mean Party Girl
Martha MacIsaac Mean Party Girl
Sean Persaud Dj
Stephanie Hutchison Ballet Teacher
Flo Umphrey Piano Teacher
Debbi Wilkes Zoey's Coach
Jennifer Gelfer Skate Saleswoman
Erik King Chip Healey
Shanique Ollivierre-Lake Chantal Degroat
Michele Moore Near-miss Skater
Signe Ronka Emma Flanders
Sean Croft Joan's Student
Kevin Jubinville Reporter
Andrew Dow Party Guy
Andrew Butcher Party Guy
Mathieu Ledoux Party Guy
Knickoy Robinson Party Guy
Andrew T. Mackay Party Guy

Technical Credits
Tim Fywell Director
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Christophe Beck Score Composer
David Blackman Associate Producer
Lisa Brown Musical Direction/Supervision
Meg Cabot Original Story
Lester Cohen Production Designer
Richard Cowan Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Dennis Davenport Art Director
Hadley Davis Original Story
Michael Dennison Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Janice Hampton Editor
David Hennings Cinematographer
Randi Hiller Casting
Jamie Isley Choreography,Consultant/advisor
Bridget Johnson Producer
Robert F. Scherer Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Shocrylas Set Decoration/Design
William W. Wilson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/A Science Project [12:02]
2. Putting Herself in It [9:06]
3. The Recital [10:26]
4. She's Back [6:50]
5. Off the Ice [5:36]
6. Double Life [6:16]
7. Regionals [11:22]
8. Reconsidering [7:26]
9. Going After Her Dream [9:35]
10. Sectionals [4:00]
11. Skating With Her Heart [6:29]
12. Future Plans/End Credits [9:13]

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Ice Princess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard about this movie awhile ago and some reviewed didn't think it was that good, however after seeing it, I thought it was suprisingly really wonderful. I don't think you see the character's as one dimensional you see their good points as well as their flaws. Worth the rental.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. It's a great movie for the whole family. Please go down and get this and mention to the people that work for disney that they should make an Ice Princess 2
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a figure skater, I must say that this movie is nowhere near realistic. With that aside, this movie was really heart-warming and good movie to sit down to on a cold evening!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this movie. It is perfect for a rainy day, sitting by the fire. It is a great story and has great acting. it always makes me want to go ice skating. it is a little unrealistic, but its still my favorite movie. go get it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though not as good as "The Princess Diaries", I really liked Ice Princess! It's about the school nerd Casey Carlile who can get into Harvard if she does a physics project. She decides to find the "physics" in her big time hobby, ice skating. When she joins an ice-skating club and becomes best friends with the most popular girl in school, she soon uncovers her true dreams that lie in her heart. I really found the story light-hearted and heart-warming, and it's a great movie to watch on a rainy day. The acting was excellent, and the soundtrack was pretty good. Though you may get bored of it quickly if you view it a lot, I think it's a nice treat for the whole family to enjoy.
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