The Prince and the Pauper

2007 PG 1h 32m DVD

The Prince and the Pauper

2007 PG 1h 32m DVD
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In this updated take on Mark Twain's classic tale, young would-be thespian Tom Canty (Dylan Sprouse) sneaks onto the set of his favorite TV show, "Teen Spy," and switches clothes -- and lives -- with its star, Eddie Tudor (Cole Sprouse), for the afternoon. All's well until the production suddenly moves to Miami, and the boys find themselves stuck in their faux identities. Vincent Spano, Kay Panabaker and Dedee Pfeiffer co-star.
Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Kay Panabaker, Vincent Spano, Dedee Pfeiffer, Ed Lauter, Sally Kellerman, Nick Vallelonga, Paul Sloan
James Quattrochi
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this DVD is squarely aimed at tween fans of Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse. The content is equally mild, with some fake-looking guns on a film set and one short boat-chase scene (though an outtake after the credits shows someone getting punched and hit over the head with bottles). Caregivers of the two boys seem to yell a lot, and a mother is pretty self-absorbed throughout. She also keeps the identity of her son's father a secret until the end, when she happens to run into him.

Sexual Content

Prince and Pauper do some mild flirting with and staring at girls.


A boat chase; fake-looking guns are used on a film set; a stunt man gets punched and hit with bottles in what is supposed to be a funny aside post-credits.


Parents and parental figures do a lot of yelling, but no bad words are uttered.

Social Behavior

The "grass is always greener" lesson gets learned rather predictably here; bratty movie star gets nice;, wannabe gets a shot at stardom.


The boys play a racing game on the XBox; Hansen's soda shown twice.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Grandpa says once, "What, are you high?"

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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