The charming romantic comedy, PRINCESS CARABOO, is based on the true story of a mysterious peasant girl who appeared in an English town in 1817, spoke only an unknown language, was deemed Asian royalty, and captured the imagination of the entire village. Despite some minor offenses in language, PRINCESS CARABOO is a wonderful family film with delightful performances, moral, God-fearing characters and the positive themes of actions having consequences and the power of love and forgiveness.
The charming romantic comedy, PRINCESS CARABOO, is based on the true story of a mysterious peasant girl who captured the imagination, appealed to the ambition and won the hearts of an English village. The year is 1817, and the girl appears wearing a turban and speaking only a language that is unrecognizable to all. Taken in by the aristocratic Mr. and Mrs. Worrell, she is deemed a princess and becomes the object of the attention of all of the elite, including the Prince Regent. Only the Worrell’s butler, a hack journalist and a bookish professor suspect that Princess Caraboo is an elaborate hoax, and so they set out to expose her. Is she a princess? Is she a charlatan?
PRINCESS CARABOO is a refreshingly creative and wholesome family romance with standout performances by Kevin Kline as the snobbish Greek butler, Phoebe Cates as the mysterious stranger, Stephen Rae as the unconventional romantic lead reporter, and the multi-talented John Lithgow as the lovestruck professor. Slight offenses in language are the only elements that would prohibit this family romance from being certified by the Motion Picture Code. The characters are God-fearing, moral, church-going, likeable, and learn valuable lessons in the consequences of their actions and of true forgiveness and love. PRINCESS CARABOO is a wonderful family film.
(C, B, L, V, S, A) Subtle Christian worldview with biblical themes of actions having consequences and forgiveness being a virtue; 3 mild obscenities & 2 mild exclamatory profanities; woman bites man on the arm in self-defense & 1 scene with hanged men in the background; subtly implied adultery with consequences; and, alcohol use.