The Princess and the Marine

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  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.3  (1,931)

The Princess and the Marine is a heartfelt romantic drama based on a true story. The film opens with a beautiful and sheltered Muslim Arab princess named Meriam (Marisol Nichols) who is set to marry the son of a powerful family. As a member of a wealthy and influential royal family, she is expected to marry within her social status and follow the customs handed down for generations.

The plot intensifies as Meriam meets Kyle (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a Marine who is serving in the U.S embassy in Bahrain. Kyle is tasked with providing security to the embassy and its staff, including Meriam's family. After a chance encounter between the two, a budding romance develops. Meriam is enamored with Kyle's bravery and his deep sense of caring for others. Kyle is drawn to Meriam's kindness, inner beauty, and strength of character, which is vastly different from his experiences and perceptions of Muslim women.

Their love story blooms despite the cultural and political differences that exist between them. The Princess and the Marine presents a world where the lifestyle, societal rules, and expectations of the two main characters collide, while also highlighting their similarities in love, compassion, and humanity.

The central theme of the movie revolves around prejudice and cultural understanding. The film provides insightful and emotional commentary on the perception of the Islamic world in the west, and how one can only gain a deeper understanding of other people's cultures by getting to know them better. The movie also highlights the importance of spreading love and compassion beyond borders and cultures.

The production design of the film is grand, capturing the grandeur of palace life and the stark contrast of Kyle's job as a Marine in Bahrain. The movie creates a visually inspiring and grand-scale world perfectly interspersed with poignant and tense moments.

The acting in the movie is top-notch, with Marisol Nichols and Mark-Paul Gosselaar delivering powerful performances. Their on-screen chemistry is palpable, with the two actors providing a lot of warmth and depth to their respective characters. Keith D. Robinson also provides solid support, playing as one of Kyle's colleagues in the military.

The movie's soundtrack is both evocative and emotional, with composer Mark Kilian underscoring every dramatic moment to perfection. The sound design is also impressive, with the sounds of thunder, rain, and gunfire well integrated with the action sequences.

The Princess and the Marine is a movie that is entertaining and moving. It provides a unique perspective on how people from different backgrounds and upbringings can find love and understanding in each other while dealing with the challenges of cultural differences. Through the power of love, the movie successfully breaks down social and cultural barriers, making it a must-watch for everyone.

The Princess and the Marine is a 2001 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

The Princess and the Marine
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    1 hr 29 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,931)