The Princess Diaries details
|Starring:||Sean O'Bryan, Eric Von Detten, Heather Matarazzo, Hector Elizondo, Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall|
|Genres:||Comedy, Family, Romance, Teen|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Decades: 00s, December Picks, Duvet Days, Enchanting Films, For the Whole Family, Kids Around the World, Kids Favourites, Kids' Classics|
The Princess Diaries
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Oct 2002|
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superb family filmBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 08 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this film is superb. the princess diaries is a charming, modern day fairy tale with a positive message under the lighthearted surface.
Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Mia is excellent, with terrific timing and delivery, in her comic scenes, and with a touching subtlety in her dramatic moments.
Julie Andrews is wonderful, perfectly cast as the majestic queen, with an undercurrent of affection and vulnerability, beneath her regal exterior.
the story starts with, a socially awkward, but very bright 15-year-old girl called Mia, being raised by her single mum.
Mia discovers that she is, actually the princess of a small European country, when she finds out about, the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia.
She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen, or stepping up to the throne.
While Mia makes up her mind, she is pressed into taking princess lessons from her grandmother.
eventually she blossoms into a confident, radiant girl, despite the worries and pressure, that her newfound status brings.
Anne Hathaway is a charismatic, appealing role model with a sharp sense of comic timing, and Julie Andrews is at her regal best, whether teaching Mia the proper royal wave, or learning how to eat a corndog.
Mia learns not just how to be a princess but to have confidence in who she is.
this is not to say, that there are not some bumps along the way, with mean girls, boy problems, and other problems , that all teenagers face, but in Mia's case, through the camera lens of the paparazzi.
In the end, it all works out and she gets the right boy, who 'saw her when she was invisible' and sees her for the person she truly is.
one of the members of the cast, who is a show stealer, is Hector Elizondo who plays Joe, the Chief of Security, who has a real dry wit.
this is a nice gentle comedy, suitable for all the family.
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Go Julie go!By stonehouse0121 (10 reviews) from Belfast , 22 Sep 2011I surprised myself by watching and actually enjoying this film. It's a 'family film' and that's usually enough to put my off but it was refreshing to see a film that didn't rely on swearing, nudity and cruelty to minorities to get it's laughs.
Don't get me wrong; I'm no prude but it was lovely to watch Ann Hathaway shine in a relatively early role backed up by the divine Julie Andrews with happy endings all round.
princess diariesBy callyann (9 reviews) , 20 Sep 2011dont know how many times seen this film really enjoyed it it takes you out of humdrum life and made me happy
great filmBy bhill (1 review) , 14 Sep 2011brilliant film i have seen it about 4 times and it still doesn't get old, great for young girls and teenagers
Old-school Movie MagicBy Zap (17 reviews) from Lincolnshire, England , 03 Sep 2011Pure old-school movie magic, following in the footsteps of Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Annie, The Parent Trap, etc., but with a nod to slightly more grown-up, romantic films like Roman Holiday.
Both leading ladies were wonderful to watch. Anne Hathaway showed she was more than adequate alongside Julie Andrews. Charming and funny, but with a message about staying true to yourself, this is a true family film, with nothing offensive throughout. Highly recommended for all ages.
Really good one for the young girls!By a customer , 06 Aug 2011Really nice one. My daughter really liked it! Watched it twice!!
She's also watched Princess Diaries 2 twice too!!!! Hahahaha!!
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