12 thoughts on “TBT: Princess Caraboo (1994)

  1. Saw this in the movies and it was very enjoyable! Glad to be reminded of it; it’s been a long time!

  2. I saw it AFTER watching the 1995 P&P… and was startled to see “Caroline Bingley” (Anna Chancellor) inhabiting a bit part and a bland one at that!

  3. Love, love this film. Stephen Rea’s sad puppyism works well here. Kline’s Frixos is deliciously insufferable. Phoebe Cates is regal AND vulnerable. The rest of the cast is lovely.

  4. I remember being a very young gothling when this came out. I was heavily disappointed that, despite the name, Princess Caraboo had nothing to due with native Alaskian people. Thought stuff you missed in history class just had an episode devoted to Mary Barker and I remembered the movie.

  5. This is one the movies I have to stop and watch whenever I find it clicking around the channels. I was just thinking the other day, it’s been a while, I’d like to watch it again. Now will have to look for it.

    1. That’s called a poppyfields movie. The kind of movie that, no matter how many times you’ve seen it, suddenly paralyzes you on the couch and you watch it to the end even if you had a million better things to do. Happens to me if I stumble on Field of Dreams or Apollo 13.

  6. I love this movie! It’s exactly like you’ve said—they do a realy great job portraying the Regency obsession with all things “oriental” (which later blossomed into Victorian Orientalism—or as i like to call them, “Victorian Weebs”)

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