Once Upon a Mattress
Posted on February 1, 2010 at 8:00 amA-
|Lowest Recommended Age:||All Ages|
|Violence/ Scariness:||Tense family situations|
|Diversity Issues:||A theme of the movie|
|Date Released to Theaters:||2005|
|Date Released to DVD:||2005|
“Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical version of “The Princess and the Pea,” is one of my favorites. Carol Burnett became a star for her portrayal of the kind-hearted but rather loud princess when it premiered on Broadway and she repeated the part in two television broadcasts. In this version she plays the queen, who will do anything to stay in power, which means stopping her timid son from finding a bride. The songs, written by Mary Rodgers (daughter of Richard Rodgers of “South Pacific” and “The King and I”) and Marshall Barer, are tuneful, witty, and utterly charming.
In supporting roles, Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) and Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) are fairy-tale perfect. A great family movie!
(NOTE: Some mild references to making babies)