Rambling The Princess Switch and Rambling.
Apparently there's a new movie on Netflix called The Princess Switch and from the first minute or so of the trailer (I stopped it because it sounded too stupid), this sounds like a slightly different take on The Parent Trap (which I loved) - heck, even the names are a bit similar.
Anyway, let's watch this... and write down my rambling stream of consciousness while doing so.

Here we go... <fingers crossed for this coming anywhere near being as amazing as The Parent Trap>

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Ough, this is a Christmas flick. :-/

Is this a Hallmark movie? It sure looks like it, 30 seconds in.

Aww, that guy sure got a cute child.

This movie is surely wasting no minute setting up some major plot lines. We didn't even get 2 minutes in, before the movie force fed me what I expect to be a major part of the plot.

What kind of bakery with respect for itself sells ginger cookie men?

And now for the vague and magically sounding comment from that wizardly looking man on the street... at 4 minutes in. Damn, this movie sure moves fast.

Is a mouse king the same as a rat king?

Wait, has Baker Girl invited her employee and his daughter on a Christmas vacation to a really charming and magical Christmas village? Sure, that's kind of her.

And the wizard is back!

Wait, where is this magical Christmas village? They refer to Baker Girl as being "from the states" - so, where exactly is this place with all the other American-sounding people and various other people with fake-sounding accents?

Wait, is this magical winter wonderland... Canada?

OH! THEY LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME!!!

Duchess of Monterey? Or what? What kinda place is this?

Miss Duchess sure is speaking in a very, very weird accent. Kinda sounds made up.

Why is Baker Girl more surprised by Miss Duchess asking her for a favor than Miss Duchess looking EXACTLY LIKE THIS IN EVERY SINGLE WAY?

This guy's daughter sure is into the thought of her father getting together with Baker Girl.

And now here's kinda forcing the main concept of the plot on me. It all feels like Miss Duchess had this planned all along - though that’s probably not the case (because what would be too much to expect of this movie).

This movie is kinda really, really terrible and artificial so far. Or is just me?

I'm confused. How is it that Vanessa Hudgens' acting is kinda decent as Baker Girl, but kinda terrible as Miss Duchess? Bad writing, perhaps?

Wait, is her double a white girl?

Well, this is shit. Even worse so when I compare it to The Parent Trap.

We are only 20 minutes in, and every aspect of the story has already been set up and all the wheels has been set into motion. This movie is really rushing things and not giving time for the viewer to get any attachment to the characters at all.

Oooh, Miss Duchess (in disguise) might got the hots for Normal Guy. And she is engaged to Mr. Privileged.

This butler woman might be the best thing in this (terrible) movie so far. Wise and kind. I didn't catch her name though (as with all the other characters), so I'll just think of her as Miss Alfred.

What kinda weird old movie or fairy tale is Baker Girl (in disguise) getting her accent and demeanor from?

This is painful to watch. I have been waiting for the heart of the movie to start showing itself, but no sign of it so far. Please don't let me waste my time on a heartless, stupid, badly written, cliché-filled, piece-of-shit of a movie; at least let it have heart.

Argh, even Miss Duchess (in disguise) is painful to watch.

WHAT? They stole the secret handshake part from The Parent Trap. That is an disgrace and insult to such a masterpiece.

They can't even get the camera focus right - during a long hallway shot - in slow motion. That shot looked quite terrible.

There's an whole hour left? I'm not sure I can handle that.

Again with a completely terrible scene - in so many way.

Fuck this - this movie is downright awful. I'm calling it quits and skipping to the end.

At the end. Oh, she (not sure which of them) won the competition. Oh - what a surprise. /s

"There's two of you???" - worst climax ever.

Wait, that sounded wrong. Meh, I don't care - this movie is just too stupid.

And it all seems to end exactly as everyone expected. Sigh.

This is perhaps the most unnecessary movie I've ever watched.

Argh, for fuck sake. This is so cliché in the worst way possible. And they're using all the cliché phrases and behavior - all in the same scene.

And, yep, it just keeps going.

I kinda need to add a disclaimer by now: I love good romantic movie - no matter how cliché they are. But this? Pure crap in every single way.

And, like that, the movie is over. Damn, what a waste of time and otherwise decent actors. Sigh.

Last word of advice: Don’t waste your time with this movie; it’ll just encourage Netflix to make more like it, which is waste of everyone’s time and money.

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