"The Princess Kaiulani" (PG)

"The Princess Kaiulani" (PG)

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 10 at 4:08 PM

"The Princess Kaiulani" is an earnest, heavy-handed new film, based on a fascinating true story that took place in the late 1800s, and the brave Hawaiian princess who fought a remarkable political battle for her land and people.

Unfortunately, the story of Hawaii's annexation is clouded over by a sappy romance.

When the film is political, it's good, but it suffers from over-direction and over-writing.

"The Princess Kaiulani" died from an illness at the young age of 23. Her life and legacy deserves a much better film.

E-mail: gcogil@wfaa.com

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