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The Princess and the Matchmaker
(2018) Film Review

(I received a gratis screening of this film to write an honest review on The Silverish Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.)

The Princess and the Matchmaker
is function melodrama, office romantic comedy, simply mostly it reminds me of a less Gothic version of a novel Catherine Morland would devour in
Northanger Abbey. It’s a swashbuckling romance with a princess in distress (overdramatic rescues included) and threatening men of bad character who want to ally her to proceeds access to the throne. And while “mostly” a cute film, at that place’s some unnecessary violence and confusion sprinkled throughout that muddles the overall quality. Still, it’s an agreeable movie to watch, if like me, you enjoy absurd sensation stories of romantic suspense.

The Story

The Princess and the Matchmaker: This is a Swashbuckling Tale of Romantic Suspense

In a kingdom ruled by astrology and fortune-telling, the King decides to marry off his daughter to create a remainder between yin and yang in order to end the devastating drought. Princess Songhwa (Shim Eun-Kyung) happens to be “cursed” with bad luck so men never wanted to be with her before. But at present, with the promise of a majestic championship, men throughout the kingdom vie to be a terminal candidate to win her hand in marriage.

However, this princess has plans of her own, equally she longs to detect romance on her own terms. She disguises herself to meet the final candidates, only to autumn in dear with the Matchmaker (Lee Seung-Gi) with fortune-telling abilities instead.

The Romance

One aspect of
The Princess and the Matchmaker
I really enjoyed was the meet-cute. Information technology’s the perfect romantic comedy setup full of mistaken identity and a hilarious mix-up. Beyond that, the romance entertains throughout and is the highlight of the film. Whenever the moving picture focuses on the light-hearted rom-com aspect, it really works.

The Script

In all, the story idea’southward fun, the costumes are gorgeous, the settings beautiful, and the actors all perfectly bandage. So, it should take been a consummate success. And while there are some definite successful aspects of this historical rom-com, the script could take used a rewrite or two. The dialogue can be a scrap confusing at times with overly convoluted explanations of star divination – which may lose some viewers. I personally had to rewind a few scenes to completely understand what was said.

An Unexpected Direction

The film also takes an unexpected plow from the beautiful fairy tale rom-com it was advertised to be. Unfortunately, the film’s much more violent than i would wait and is a rather dour presentation of men in full general. Minus the dashing leading man, of form! 3 of the iv final candidates are and then atrocious, they really lose some of the sense of humour that should exist in a “Princess and the Pea” blazon of plot.

For a romantic one-act, scenes of brutality from these horrid candidates felt unnecessary. Peculiarly when a few of the trigger-happy scenes were played for laughs. At times, the moving-picture show became quite serious – but the overall story should accept been a cute romantic fairy tale from kickoff to finish instead of a convoluted melodrama with calumniating men.


That all said, “most” of
The Princess and the Matchmaker
is fun to watch. Especially if you savor a good, former-fashioned swashbuckling melodrama full of damsels in distress, an incognito princess, and a cute romance with a happily always later on.

The movie’due south at present available to rent on Digital. (Amazon)

Content Note:
NR simply would likely exist PG-thirteen for scenes of violence and sexual innuendo.

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The Princess and the Matchmaker? Practice you lot hold or disagree with my review? Let me know in the comments

Featured image: CJ Entertainment

Three and a half corsets rating

Four Vintage Hearts Rating

By on July 18th, 2018

Nigh Amber Topping

Amber works equally a writer and digital publisher full-time and savage in love with stories and imagination at an early on age. She has a Humanities and Motion-picture show Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Honour of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to modify the world through art.

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