The Princess Switch – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 102
“This movie is about cramming Christmas into every nook and cranny of your senses.”
Snow janitor Daniel Barnes and Christmas prince Corky McDonnell spend a holiday in Belgravia with Vanessa Hudgens in The Princess Switch. A movie designed to be half-watched while decorating Christmas trees or scrolling through Instagram feeds, The Princess Switch is made half-watchable by Hudgens alone. It’s a film made by and for algorithms in which every character speaks the language of exposition.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Christmas mansions, Chicago hats and creepy Christmas wish guys.
THE PRINCESS SWITCH FACTS AND FIGURES
This week’s themed cocktail: The Trans-Man-lantic Switcheroo (2 oz. Dolin Rouge vermouth; 0.75 oz. Rittenhouse Rye; 0.5 oz. Jameson Black Barrel; 1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned aromatic bitters; 2 dashes El Guapo Holiday Pie bitters; stir over ice and strain into a cocktail glass with no ice and a brandied cherry)
U.S. VOD release date: Nov. 16, 2018
Critics scores: 71 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s darer: Darcey Self
Darcey’s dare: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are upon us, so that can only mean that it’s time to watch a really bad Christmas movie (or two). I’m giving you a gift you can open early – The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens, but wait what’s that in your stocking over there? The Princess Switch (colon) Switched Again!?! You both must have been very good this year. Happy Holidays!”
IMDB synopsis: “Competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia, a Chicago baker bumps into the prince’s fiancée–who looks just like her. They switch lives for two days.””
This week’s referenced movies: The Princess Switch: Switched Again; The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star; Norbit; Adaptation; Holidate; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; Heart Condition; Rocky IV; They Live
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Dare