On the day of his marriage to Princess Gwendolyn, Prince John finds himself in a compromising situation with a damsel in distress. As punishment, he and his squire, Rodney (Martin Short), are subjected to a “frogging,” transforming them into frogs for all eternity, or until the prince can convince a maiden not only to kiss him but also marry him.
After centuries on the pond, John and Rodney are accidentally transported to New York’s Central Park and an amazing new world full of taxis, skyscrapers, graffiti and-of course-damsels. In no time at all, the prince gets his kiss and he and Rodney return to human form.
But staying that way won’t be easy. It’s streetwise Kate (Christina Applegate) who has captured John’s heart, but, unfortunately, she’s not the woman he kissed. In order to break the curse forever, he must convince Margo (Bernadette Peters), a Broadway diva, to marry him.
Ingrid Magnusson (Pfeiffer), a feminist poet, poisons her ex-boyfriend (Connolly) in a fit of jealousy, and is sentenced to life in prison, forcing her essentially orphaned daughter, Astrid (Lohman), to deal with living in Los Angeles foster homes, which put her through a wringer of hard circumstances dealing with three very different women. The daughter, however, eventually gets a chance to get her mother back,
but she would have to lie about what actually happened… (Zellweger and Wright Penn play two of her foster mothers; Wyle plays Zellweger’s husband; Fugit plays a fellow foster child who was born addicted to heroin; Manning plays a punk rocker foster child)