Sally Jane Black’s review published on Letterboxd:
I respect that Martha Coolidge, as a woman, would face discrimination from studios and so on in terms of what projects were offered to her, and I respect that Julia Stiles would want to work with women directors, especially Martha Coolidge, whose comedy chops aren't to be scoffed at. The ending at least allows Stiles' character agency and something more than being subsumed as a prop for the prince. It's borderline feminist. And it's undeniable that this set the stage for our Christmas Prince favorites. But damn, they both could do better than this feudalist claptrap.