The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie
Eddie and Tom (Cole and Dylan Sprouse, TV’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) are two 14-year-olds with one thing in common: they both look exactly alike. So when the boys accidentally meet on the set of Eddie’s new movie, they impulsively agree to trade places for the afternoon. But when the production company abruptly leaves the city, Tom and Eddie soon find themselves in deep double trouble when no one believes who they both really are. Kay Panabaker (TV’s “Phil of the Future”) co-stars in this fun-filled family adventure, based on a story by Mark Twain.
This is a fun film with a modern twist to the Mark Twain story, “The Prince and the Pauper”. The twin brothers and actors in the featured parts, Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse, are a delight in their roles as Eddie Tudor and Tom Canty. Eddie is an established film star and Tom is a wannabe actor. When thrown into different lifestyles after Eddie dresses as Tom to get away from the movie set for awhile, the boys both learn some valuable lessons from the people they encounter. There are some interesting twists the film takes, including the history behind Tom’s adult friend, Miles (Vincent Spano), who is a former actor attempting to make peace with his past.
Unfortunately, there are two utterances of strong language in the film, which prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the picture.