Prince of Peoria
Available on Netflix
In PRINCE OF PEORIA, a studious American teen and a mischievous foreign prince forge an unlikely friendship when the latter arrives posing as an exchange student. The story opens with two stories -- that of Teddy (Theodore Barnes), a hardworking high schooler with a passion for robotics; and that of Emil (Gavin Lewis), a coddled Buronian prince whose impression of American life is gleaned from internet videos of buddy pranksters. Emil's birthday wish to come stateside coincides with mom Regina's (Cynthia Kaye McWilliams) desire to encourage Teddy to make friends, and the prince arrives to live incognito among his American peers and soak up the life of an average teen. In other words, exactly the opposite of what Teddy wants.