The cheesy Christmas romcom season is well and truly upon us and Netflix’s most recent release, The Princess Switch, does not disappoint. It’s every bit as unapologetically bad as we hoped and it’s extremely enjoyable to watch.
However they got Vanessa Hudgens to star in this Parent Trap/Cinderella extravaganza (?$$$?) it was all worth it so that we could sit around and lovingly roast all 100 minutes of this film.
So now, to celebrate our newfound love for what will forever be known as ‘That Vanessa Hudgens Christmas movie’, it is time to rank the many, many plot holes that stole my heart and made The Princess Switch a certified masterpiece. Here we go.
*Spoilers ahead, obviously*
#17. Stacy is a sh*t friend.
Why has Kevin been friends with Stacy for so long when she’s clearly not a very good friend to him? When Margaret asks about Kevin, Stacy literally rolls her eyes and says, “Kevin is like a puppy, if you’re nice to him, he’ll follow you anywhere.”
I mean WOW Stacy be careful you’re letting your sociopathic personality show.
Plus did you see the look of surprise on Kev’s face when Margaret-pretending-to-be-Stacy acknowledged he existed to that reporter? Seems like Stacy doesn’t make a habit of sharing the credit for their work. Seems like Stacy kinda sucks.
#16. Who is this old guy?
There is no magic in this movie so how does this random fairy-godfather-type character fit in? Is he stalking them? Should we be worried?
#15. How is this kid so smart?
Olivia figures out that Stacy switched places with a Duchess who just happens to look identical to her just from some burnt toast and a single caller ID. I mean HELLO child genius.
#14. Why not just tell Kevin?
Honestly if the kid can know, what’s the harm in telling Kevin too? Save him the trauma of believing that his long-time friend has suddenly developed feelings for him. #SaveKevin.
#13. Is Vanessa Hudgens not getting cold???
Real talk it is snowing girl??
#12. The Duchess’s wardrobe is hella spicy.
I’ve seen enough tabloid stories about Meghan Markle to know that someone in Margaret’s position probably wouldn’t dress in these racy outfits. But damn they are a huge mood. You do you Margaret.
#11. Why not just tell someone that the blender has a broken wire?
Literally they would just find you a blender that works. Boom. No lumpy Raspberry drama. Getch’ya head in the game Stacy.
#10. Did they even really need to switch places?
If someone is walking around looking identical to Margaret and not getting hassled, then surely Margaret can just chuck on some plain clothes and have a wander? No?
Willing to let this one go because Margaret had a busy schedule and also I love switching places storylines.
#9. Both of them falling in “love” within 48 hours.
#8. Is anyone really that impressed with those mediocre music skills?
When Edward and Stacy play that 8-year-old level piano piece, everyone acts like they just performed Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. Did they hear the same sh*t we did?
#7. Stacy not being attracted to Kevin.
Margaret: “Have you ever seen Kevin with his shirt off?”
Stacy: “Ew Kevin? No!”
Yea OK Stacy.
#6. The twin thing.
The whole distantly-related-but-somehow-identical trope will never get old. It is the greatest gift special effects has ever blessed us with.
#5. When Margaret cries after watching A Christmas Prince.
I actually respect Netflix for putting last year’s cheesy Christmas romcom of the year within this year’s cheesy Christmas romcom of the year, and then having Vanessa Hudgens brought to tears by their own movie. They are trolling and it’s great.
#4. Why is Margaret being so messy?
The fact that Margaret could have told Prince Edward what was going down while they were sitting on the bench but instead makes it all unfold on live broadcast at the baking competition is iconic.
I’m actually not sure this is a plot hole. I think Margaret low key just lives for the drama.
#3. Vanessa Hudgens doing a British accent.
Talented. Brilliant. Incredible. Amazing. Show stopping. Spectacular.
#2. Kevin being shirtless…
…And that not leading to sex?
#1. Prince Edward’s haircut.
There is a bizarre distance between Prince Edwards ears and Prince Edwards hair.
It brings me immense joy. That is all.