I love this story.
I love it because it is a true story and I will say this again.....this story is nothing less than amazing!~
It is a True Story of an unparalleled beautiful woman's attempt at breaking out of a prison of stigmas and dogmas set up for women to keep her small......dogmas and stigmas which she was too large for and could not contain her within, it was far too small for her. But I love it because in doing so, she also liberated others.
Princess Caraboo born as Mary Baker, was such a spirit that was so large and so free, that she could not live down to her common name. She had to reinvent her self, rename Her Self, with title! and within this new identity, then she was able to be free, to be herself, and in turn, refresh an entire provinciality from their own stagnant minds.....a people who themselves were desperate for something fresh and new and different, even when they themselves fought it at first.
I love this movie because it is real, not unattainable or impossible, but achievable and possible! by any with the strength of Royal Spirit as shown by Ms. Mary Baker, Princess Caraboo. I believe this is the kind of movie that should be watched by all girls and women, who can in turn see, how to break out of limitations placed upon her. This is the kind of legacy of strength meant to be passed on from generation to generation.
The woman playing this part is none other than the exotic beauty Phoebe Cates who is perfect for this role. Her greatest nemesis in the movie, is Kevin Kline....it is amusing that in real life these two are married. :D
Throughout the movie he wants her to be jailed as a beggar, which in those times meant prison and hanging......for stealing food! can you imagine!?
However, as women do, they themselves will have compassion and save the very lives of those who seek to destroy them, and in turn he comes to relax his death wish.....for a bit.
I don't want to give it away, because this is a beautiful story.
I don't recommend this movie just for entertainment, though it is entertaining. I don't recommend it because it is creative and different, though it is....and I don't recommend a movie that will not give you a gift repeatedly, day after day after day, quite the opposite. I recommend this movie because it is one of those that has a beautiful moral in its gentle telling, and because through the sheer will of Mary Baker, a Magnanimous Royal Spirit that could not, would not, be contained, a Spirit that broke all boundaries, lines, and borders of the provincial mindsets, she showed the people a colorful and truly royal spirit that was meant to be glorified.
This movie is not just an entertainment for the evening, it is a life lesson, a gift that keeps giving..... a moral that shows us how truly big we are inside, and how tragic it would be if we kept contained all our beauty. This movie is meant to leave you feeling a bit larger, taller, brighter, in such a way that you will never feel small again.
I high recommend it.
It is a TRUE STORY.
It is a True Fairy Tale.