DVD Release: February 8, 2011


“Smooch” is a modern retelling of the classic Frog Prince tale with a romantic comedy twist. A rakishly handsome “English Royal” comes to America for an arranged marriage, and ends up being mugged in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and left with amnesia. A precocious 11-year-girl, who can’t bring herself to dissect a frog in science class, goes to the park with the intent of setting it free, and through a serendipitous misunderstanding thinks she turned the frog into a man after kissing the frog’s boo-boo away with a kind smooch.

She brings the prince home and soon realizes that the only way she can “keep him” is to have the man impersonate a “Royal Nanny” and convince her beautiful widowed mother to hire him. With the clock ticking and his royal family searching for him, the man—whose memory eventually returns—falls hard for the girl’s mom. It seems like a Valentine’s Day dream come true until he’s found by his family and forced to finally stop being a bit of a “toady”… and become a real man. In the end, the little girl, the guy and the gal all discover that even in today’s crazy world, “happily ever after” is possible.

Dove Review

Most of us have heard the story about the princess and the frog—how a prince was turned into a frog and only a kiss could change him back into a man. “Smooch” is a cute movie based on that story in a more modern setting.

Zoe loves the frog/prince tale a lot, so when she rescues a frog from school and kisses it before it falls, she believes that the man she finds on the ground is her transformed frog. Zoe doesn’t know that Percy, or Flynn as she calls him, is real royalty and talks him into become her nanny. Along the way he shows Gwen, Zoe’s mom, that there is life out there and that she can find true love again.

This a charming, modern fairy tale that will entertain the entire family. We are proud to award “Smooch” the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kiss.
Language: Jeez-2; Cripes-1.
Violence: Man is mugged; man tries to rob store.
Drugs: Man drinking and is drunk.
Nudity: None
Other: Man has amnesia.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Ron Oliver
Producer: Rick Arredondo
Genre: Children
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe