Disney likes its fairy tales, doesn't it? "The Princess and the Pea" gets an update here, courtesy of the Broadway musical Once Upon a Matress -- and my, it's a strange attempt at making something for kids.
Here's the gist. The prince (Denis O'Hare) can't marry until one of his girlfriends passes the "tests" given by the queen (Carol Burnett), who clearly doesn't want him to be wed -- to anyone. This poses a problem for the princesses in the family, who all want to marry their boyfriends but, by law, aren't allowed to until the prince has a bride. Particularly it's a dilemma for Lady Larken (Zooey Deschanel, in a weird blonde wig), who's pregnant out of wedlock.
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