Mindful Movie: Ice Princess

Published Thursday, 11 August 2011 by Sydney Sunny



Ice Princess is not a cold story, but rather, the movie is a warm heartfelt story. It is more then a perfect high school drama or an encouraging, action packed sport story. Instead, Ice Princess is tale of a girl finding her dreaming and following her dream.

The movie opens up with Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) ice skating in her backyard. She is gleaming with joy, but she must study. And her life is surrounded by school. Her Physics teacher points out a much needed scholarship to Harvard. Quickly, Casey downgrades herself as not the best in her class, but her teacher and best friend, Ann, told her otherwise. She is the smartest in her class . However, being smart in high school get her no where on the social latter. Just to sum it up, Casey is a science geek.

Although Casey is a geek, she has support from her mom, Joan Carlyle (Joan Cusack). Her mom supports her daughters bookworm life. Ms. Carlyle has a strong belief that woman should be smart, self-supporting, and not shown off like meat for men. Her mother quickly knew her daughter had the potential to go to both of their dream college.

In order to win this scholarship to the college of her dream, Casey goes over the top on the project. She soon realizes that skating has “physic equations”. Thus, she begins going to the towns ice ring to video tape the three competing skaters Gen Harwood (Hayden Panettiere), Tiffany Lai, and Nikki Fletcher (the “Jumping Shrimp”). These girls are the “popular girls” at school, but Casey keeps working on her project. But, her project need something more. So, she starts working, and she takes the little kids’ summer lesson on ice skating with Tina Harwood, Gen’s cold mother. During Casey’s lessons she falls in love with three things: ice skating and Teddy Harwood (Trevor Blumas).

Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg)


Soon Casey finds out that she prefers performing on the ice rather then discussing science. Also, she learns that even the popular girls envy her free time as a geek.

So, Casey then begins the hard road of following her dream. First, Tina Harwood gets in the way, and finally in the end, Casey’s mom puts an end to her support. However, Casey follows her dream on the ice.

“What’s wrong with wanting to feel strong and graceful and beautiful for once in my life?”
Everyone’s dream should make them feel strong, graceful, and beautiful -like a princess.


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