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Princess Protection Program (2009)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 June 2009
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A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

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Allison Liddi-Brown (as Allison Liddi)

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Annie DeYoung (story), Annie DeYoung | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Lovato ... Rosalinda / Rosie
Selena Gomez ... Carter
Nicholas Braun ... Ed
Molly Hagan ... The Director
Johnny Ray Rodriguez ... General Magnus Kane
Jamie Chung ... Chelsea
Samantha Droke ... Brooke
Robert Adamson ... Donny
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Bull
Dale Dickey ... Helen
Sully Diaz Sully Diaz ... Sophia
Tom Verica ... Joe Mason
Jessenia Da Silva Jessenia Da Silva ... Chloe (as Jessenia Da Silva Rios)
Ángel Vázquez Ángel Vázquez ... Dimitri (as Angel Vázquez)
Ricardo Alvarez Ricardo Alvarez ... Señor Elegante
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Storyline

When a tiny country is invaded by a dictator, a young Princess (later known as Rosie) is taken into custody by the Princess Protection Program. She is whisked away to rural Louisiana where she must learn the ins and outs of behaving like a normal American teenager. In the process of adapting to her new life, Rosie gives her new friend and roommate, Carter, a few lessons in how to act with royal aplomb. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Royalty meets reality.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Protection Program See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Originally Selena Gomez was cast as Rosie and Demi Lovato was cast as Carter. Later they decided to switch their parts and they were in fact both happier with the final casting. See more »

Goofs

When the girls arrive at the bowling alley Ed says to Carter that he would get her shoes he said "5 1/5 coming up" but when they return the shoes the camera gets close to the real size on the shoe and it says size 7/8. Therefore Selena Gomez wears a size 7 or 8 shoe, not a 5 1/5. See more »

Quotes

Carter Mason: What was I thinking? A guy like Donny would never go out with me.
Rosalinda: Then he is not worthy of you.
Carter Mason: Yeah, you can say that 'cause you're all high and royal. But I'm just a girl who sells bait.
Rosalinda: No. You are so much more. You are a princess now.
Carter Mason: Yeah. Trust me, I am not a princess.
Rosalinda: Yes, you are. You just do not feel like one yet.
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Connections

Referenced in The Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

One and the Same
Written by Vitamin C, Michael Kotch, and David Derby
Performed by Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
Produced by Mitch Allen
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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From the Politics of Demi's nation to the Politics of Selena's high school
29 June 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

With all the hype that the Magic Kingdom has been giving this film over the past several months, I expected something a lot better from the Princess Protection Program. I think most kids even those who look at stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez as role models and they're not bad ones either, would find this film just too much.

Selena is the daughter of widower Tom Verica who is the owner of a bait shop in the bayous of Louisiana and also works for the CIA. He just finished a mission where he rescued a princess from a small Caribbean island nation which just had a military coup. Now he's deposited Princess Demi Lovato with his daughter and drawn her into his other life.

Selena's mission and she's got no choice but to accept it is to make Lovato blend in like a normal teen, at least a normal teen in the Disney view. From the politics of Lovato's nation to the politics of Gomez's high school, the two girls get off to a rocky start, but in the end become great pals.

In the pattern of what they do at Disney Studios when they have successful stars from successful shows they always try to mix and match and team these stars in film projects. This was one case where the film idea was so preposterous no matter how appealing these two young women are, they simply couldn't put it over. They're both far better at their Disney shows than in this film.

I mean really, CIA dad gets daughter to help out on one of his missions? I don't think Princess Protection Program would have ever been made if Disney himself was around, though perhaps for different reasons than I didn't like it.


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