The Prince And The Pauper

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  • PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.6  (786)

The Prince And The Pauper is a 2000 film adaptation of the classic novel by Mark Twain. The movie is directed by Giles Foster and stars Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, and Jonathan Hyde. The story follows two boys from very different backgrounds who switch identities, and find themselves on a journey through London that will change their lives forever.

The movie starts with Tom Canty (played by Jonathan Timmins), a poor boy from the streets of London, who dreams of a better life. He idolizes Prince Edward, the heir to the throne of England, and often sneaks away from his abusive family to watch him and the other noble children in the palace gardens.

One day, Tom meets the prince (played by Aidan Quinn) and they strike up a conversation. They look so much alike that they could be twins, and they both express a desire to see what life is like outside of their own worlds. So, they decide to switch places for a day – the prince will go out into the streets and Tom will stay in the palace.

However, things don't go quite as planned. While Tom enjoys the luxuries of the palace, the prince is chased through the streets by Tom's abusive father and ends up getting lost. Meanwhile, Tom discovers that being a prince is not as easy as he thought it would be.

As the two boys struggle to adapt to their new lives, they each encounter people who will change their perspectives on the world. For Tom, there is Mr. Hobbs (played by Alan Bates), a kind-hearted merchant who takes Tom under his wing and shows him that there is more to life than just survival. Meanwhile, the prince meets John Canty (played by Jonathan Hyde), Tom's abusive father, and witnesses firsthand the misery that the poor endure.

As the plot unfolds, the prince and Tom become embroiled in a dangerous game of politics and power. The prince's reign is in jeopardy, and he needs to make alliances and outsmart his enemies if he hopes to keep his throne. Meanwhile, Tom is accused of being an imposter and is arrested, and he must find a way to prove his identity and clear his name.

The Prince And The Pauper is a heartwarming tale of friendship and adventure, set against the backdrop of 16th century England. The movie is faithful to Mark Twain's original story, and the cast delivers nuanced performances that bring the characters to life. Aidan Quinn is particularly impressive as the prince, effortlessly switching between his royal persona and his more vulnerable moments as he struggles to find his place in the world.

The movie also does an excellent job of capturing the sights and sounds of Renaissance England. From the bustling streets of London to the opulent courtyards of the palace, viewers are transported to a time and place that feels both familiar and exotic.

Overall, The Prince And The Pauper is an entertaining and thought-provoking movie that will appeal to viewers of all ages. It is a timeless story about the power of friendship and the infinite possibilities that await those who are brave enough to dream.

The Prince And The Pauper is a 2000 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

The Prince And The Pauper
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (786)