With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Great watch, will watch again, and can recommend. I've been a big Michelle Trachtenberg fan since "Harriett the Spy", and I'm a nerd for science so mixing the two together makes a minimal good watch for me: it would have been hard for them to ruin this for me. The premise feels weak as it's a "coming of age" story with a focus in the physics of figurine skating, but the execution is wonderful. Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere and the other skaters all embody the insanity of the ice skating culture and establish the world that Michelle Tratchenburg and Joan Cusack's characters are forced to deal with. In the end it becomes a story of passions (clearly stated in the movie) and really feels uplifting and inspiring despite the absurdity of the situations. I know that when I throw this on, I'm going to enjoy a movie.
'Ice Princess' is good. Nothing more, nothing less. There are enjoyable performances from Michelle Trachtenberg (Casey), Hayden Panettiere (Gen), Kim Cattrall (Tina) and Joan Cusack (Joan - creative!). Even if the latter two's characters are irritating at times, but that is intentional to be fair. There's also an appearance for Erik King, which I guess you could say was a "Surprise!" ... Props are in order for Christophe Beck, who I thought did a top job with the music - all of which suited events very well. The premise, which entails figure skating, is entertaining enough to see unfold. It's nothing special, but is certainly a harmless and fine production from 2005.